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Specialist Wound Care Treatment Business Launched

PUBLISHED: 13:36 12 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:08 20 February 2013

Specialist Wound Care Treatment Business Launched

Specialist Wound Care Treatment Business Launched

In response to growing patient demand, a new business has been established in Plymouth offering specialist care for non-healing wounds.

In response to growing patient demand, a new business has been established in Plymouth offering specialist care for non-healing wounds.



Plymouth Wound Care Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC) drawing upon the charitys established expertise in wound care.



The service, the first of its kind in the South West, will be headed by Alexandra Bishop (Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist) and Dr. Gary Smerdon (Research Specialist). Two additional specialist wound care nurses complete the team.



Gary Smerdon said: The number of patients requiring treatments for chronic and challenging wounds is continuing to rise as underlying conditions such as diabetes become more prevalent. We have established this business as an alternative healthcare model providing an effective choice for patients who wish to be treated outside the NHS.



Plymouth Wound Care will offer patients a more personal wound care experience specialising in post-operative and long term/difficult-to-heal wounds. The range of services on offer can be seen at www.plymouthwoundcare.co.uk



Alexandra Bishop added: In the UK, the increasing number of complex wounds dictates that NHS services cannot fully embrace developing technologies or provide the level of care required for the resolution of many chronic wounds. By establishing a stand-alone wound care centre we are able to provide specialist treatments that are otherwise unavailable in the region.



Plymouth Wound Care opens its doors for business on Monday 11th April at the Hyperbaric Medical centre on Tamar Science Park, Plymouth. One of the first objectives is to ensure that the local and regional medical profession including consultants, GPs, pharmacists and chiropodists are fully aware of this new venture and know of the expertise available to their patients.


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