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National Wound Care Strategy Programme: looking at the impact of COVID-19

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National Wound Care Strategy Programme: looking at the impact of COVID-19

Una Adderley
4 June 2020

In these ‘interesting’ times, although the focus should be on the needs of those with COVID-19 and preventing its spread, wound care must not be forgotten. Inadequate wound care leads to increased patient suffering, use of healthcare resources, hospital admissions and mortality, adding to the pressure on our already stretched healthcare services. In ‘normal’ times, wound care forms around 50% of community nursing work, mostly foot and leg ulcers, but worrying reports have emerged of the impact of the COVID-19 situation on wound care.

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