Our Specialist Tissue Viability Nurses | DDRC Healthcare

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DDRC's Tissue Viability Nurses

Left to right: Ali Bishop, Sarah Witts, Joanne Small. (Sarah has since left us to become a Health Visitor.)

We would like to introduce you to our specialist Tissue Viability Nurses who lead the DDRC Wound Care service that we offer.

Alexandra (Ali) Bishop – Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist BSc, MSc,RN(A)

Ali completed her first degree at the University of Hertfordshire, obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Nursing and RN (Adult). An experienced intensive care nurse, she joined DDRC in 2005 and quickly developed her role to include research in additon to nursing at the centre.

In 2009 Ali took on the role of Senior Clinical Nurse. As well as coordinating clinical trials at DDRC, she has completed her own project on diabetic foot ulcers treated with hyperbaric oxygen. This formed the dissertation for her MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at Cardiff University for which she was awarded a distinction.

Ali was instrumental in the setting up of one of the DDRC Healthcare subsidiary companies Plymouth Wound Care, now DDRC Wound Care, of which she is a Director and through which further research initiatives will be progressed in addition to wound care of the highest quality.

Joanne Small – Nursing Diploma (RN adult)

Jo completed her diploma in Adult nursing at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in 1998. Having gained 10 years experience working on an acute surgical ward, she joined DDRC Healthcare in 2010 to work as a Hyperbaric nurse and in addition joined DDRC Wound Care a few years later to pursue her interest in tissue viability.


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