What we do

The Tissue Viability Service (Wound Care) is a nurse-led service which provides specialist advice and care to patients with, or at risk of, developing wounds. This is achieved by the provision of specialist advice, training and equipment.

  • High quality information and evidence based care that will contribute to realistic and achievable clinical outcomes.
  • Partnership work with patients, their carers and healthcare professionals to provide expert wound care advice, equipment and the promotion of maintaining intact skin.
  • The development and implementation of guidelines and policies to ensure best practice.
  • Audit and evaluations within the service with an aim to improve practice.
  • Training and education to clinicians providing wound care as part of their role.

Who we help

The service is to aid and support all healthcare professionals who are involved in the management of:

  • Complex wounds e.g. pressure ulcers, surgical wounds.
  • Leg ulcers and Lymphoedema.
  • Equipment needs of wound care patients.

Where we work

We are based in the Administration Building, Abingdon Community Hospital.

We cover the whole of Oxfordshire including:

  • GP surgeries
  • Care homes
  • Community nursing teams (who see patients in their own homes)
  • Community hospitals

Contact details

Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm

Equipment request cut off fax times for

  • Same day delivery is 2.30pm
  • Next day delivery is 3.30pm

Any telephone calls/answerphone messages received after4.00pm will not be actioned until the following working day.

Patients can be referred by their GP, community nurse or any other health care professional.

You can contact the Tissue Viability Service by telephone, fax or email Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. Messages can be left on our answerphones.

Phone: 01235 205 786 / 01235 208 755
Fax: 01235 205788
Email: tissueviability@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Page last reviewed: 9 July, 2021