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Wound care Tissue Viability Nurse with patient

My Experience of DDRC Wound Care

“Over the years I have been forced to manage pressure sores. For those who have had any experience with sores, they will know that it really is a hit and miss affair. The sores are not only a source of anxiety, as they are prone to infection, they also can stop me from taking a full part in everyday life, not least because thy make you feel so unwell. Just imagine feeling as though you had the ‘flu all the time!

By chance I met members of DDRC at the Birmingham Dive 2011 exhibition who encouraged me to visit their Wound Care management centre in Plymouth. I duly purchased a train ticket from London and headed to Plymouth for a long weekend. In total I attended the clinic for three/four visits and the total experience was very positive, as not only did I learn about wound care but I felt I was part of the team looking after my body.

All the care I received was based on a scientific based research approach. The wound was thoroughly cleaned with diluted tee-tree oil and silicone based gauze was used to cover the wound. I was taught how to look after the wound between each visit. The wound healed within 6 weeks, much to everyone’s amazement! I had been managing this wound for over a year. My wish would be that everyone suffering from the effects of pressure sores could have access to the knowledge and care that I was so fortunate to receive.

All that remains is for me to say that I cannot express my gratitude enough to the dedicated team at DDRC Wound Care who have in essence given me back my health and independence. Much as I would like to meet you all again, I would rather not have any more wounds.”

Providing Patient Testimonials

We are always to keen to receive feedback from our patients, but we will not publish anything without the express permission of the patient. Your nurse will be happy to discuss this with you as part of your wound care management service.