Tissue Viability & Vascular Service - Blackburn with Darwen

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    Tissue Viability and Vascular Service

    The Tissue Viability and Vascular Service is based in Blackburn with Darwen, and may visit you for a range of different reasons, such as:

    • If your wound is not healing - the team will advise alternative treatments to try and heal your wound quickly
    • Assessment of your circulation
    • Assessment of pressure relieving equipment to prevent or manage any pressure ulcers

    The Tissue Viability and Vascular Service supports hospital consultants, GPs, district nurses, treatment room nurses, practice nurses, podiatry and nursing homes. Any member of the team may visit you at the clinic, hospital or if you are housebound you may be visited at home.


    Our Partnership approach

    Our treatment aims are for patients and carers are to be able to self manage their condition, with support from the tissue viability team. Effective tissue viability management can only be achieved on a long term basis if you commit to continuing with your jointly agreed care plan.


    How to access the service

    Referrals are accepted from all Health Professionals or self-referrals can be made by contacting the service directly.

    A member of the team will see you and ask about your past medical history and other questions which will help to make a decision regarding your care. Then the Tissue Viability Nurse will discuss the plan of treatment with you and other healthcare professionals involved in your care.  They may follow you up for a short period but when there is an improvement in your condition the team will no longer arrange to see you again unless you have any further problems.

    The service provides a range of treatments including larvae and negative pressure wound therapy and sharp debridement.


    Where the service is provided and how to contact us

    Darwen Health Centre
    James Street West
    BB3 2PY

    Tel: 01254 226875
    Fax: 01254 226876


    Useful Links

    Healthy Eating - NHS information on healthy eating

    Pressure Ulcers - NHS information on pressure ulcers

    Quit Squad - Stop smoking with expert help in your area

    Stop the Pressure - Five simple steps to prevent and treat pressure ulcers

    Venous Leg Ulcers - NHS information on venous leg ulcers

    Venous Leg Ulcers - Patient.co.uk information on venous leg ulcers

    Your Turn - Campaign to prevent pressure sores

    Skin Conditions & Problems - NHS Choices


    Patient Information Leaflets

    With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

    Please follow this link for more information