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Tissue Viability is about dealing with complex wounds.

This page is about the work we do for patients with complex wounds.

Who are we?

We are a team of specialist nurses and support staff who manage complex wounds within the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University hospitals. We lead on the prevention and management of pressure ulcers and oversee the appropriate allocation of specialist beds and mattresses.

What we do

Complex wound management, pressure ulcer prevention and management, training and education, management of specialist beds and mattresses. Training of ward based tissue viability link nurses in each department and management and evaluation of wound care products used in the hospital.

Being referred

When advice or input is required for a patient regarding the management or prevention of wounds, a referral is made through the ICE system to the Tissue Viability team. Wherever possible we will aim to see the you the same or next working day, but we will manage this according to level of urgency.

What happens when you see us?

When a Tissue Viability referral is received, the referral will be allocated to one of the Tissue Viability nurses in the morning, who will then come and see you at some point in the day. The nurse will introduce them self, obtain further information and then review your wound as appropriate. Any decisions or action needed will be discussed with you, so that your wound can be manged in the best possible way.

What happens next?

An action plan will be made for ongoing wound management, you may not need to see the Tissue Viability nurse again if the ward team are able to manage the ongoing care. The Tissue Viability nurse will tell you what the plan of action is and whether or not you can expect to see them again. If you have any questions please feel free to ask the nurse and we will do all we can to answer any questions

More information

The team are involved with inpatient care, but have good relationships with the community skin service teams to ensure smooth transition between hospital and home.

The team

Tissue Viability Nurses - Mary Harrison, Lisa Robson, Natalie Spencer, Sarah Oliver, Marife Torres

Support staff - Paula Mceown, Danny Griffiths

How to contact us

Tissue Viability Office,

Lower ground floor,

Royal Liverpool Hospital,

Prescot St,

Liverpool L7 8XP

Phone 0151 7062350

Fax 0151 7065443

Where are we?

The tissue viability office is situated on the lower ground floor of the Royal site, off the main back corridor, between stores and medical engineering.