Surgical wounds usually heal with direct closure using adhesives or stiches at the time of surgery. When the stiches are removed or the stiches below the skin or adhesives dissolve the wound has usually healed.
Occasionally these wounds might not heal with these methods and may open up following removal of sutures or following an infection. This is a relatively uncommon occurrence but when it does occur your GP may refer you to one of our Wound Healing and Lymphoedema Centres for further treatment.
When you are first reviewed at one of our Centres you will be assessed by a member of staff skilled in the management of wounds and we will work with you to develop a wound management plan which will involve advanced wound healing methods . We will communicate with your GP and your Surgeon as appropriate to make sure everyone involved in your care is kept up to date of your progress.
Can we help you?
Healogics Wound Healing Centres can treat patients both under the NHS and privately.
Currently, Healogics have contracts to treat patients living in the areas of Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford for woundcare and for a condition called Lymphoedema. We can also treat patients living in Hastings & Rother for Lymphoedema. We can treat patients at Crawley, Horsham, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill for woundcare.
Patients can self-refer to Healogics to be treated privately for a number of conditions.
If you would like any more information, please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about our services and how we operate