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Cardiac clinical wound specialist nurses

The Cardiac Wound Care Service is run by Clinical Nurse Specialists, Sarah Battaglia and Molly Peters.

BHI wound nurses

As a team we provide expert wound care advice, assessment and treatment of complex wounds for patients who develop problematic surgical wounds following cardiac surgery.

In line with The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) we aim to ensure that all patients have access to the highest quality patient care. We continually monitor our incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) within the BHI. We provide feedback to the relevant staff and continually work with the surgical teams to implement preventative models of clinical care aimed at reducing our SSI incidence. As part of this we provide advice and guidance regarding pre-operative assessment prior to surgery to identify those patients who may be at high risk of developing wound problems.  

We provide a BHI based nurse-led wound clinic for patients who have been discharged home with complex wounds, or those who have developed a problematic wound post discharge. Patients may be required to attend our clinic on one occasion or on multiple occasions in order that we can continually assess and monitor the wound healing process. We also advise Community Nursing teams on the specific wound management and appropriate dressing choices.

Our Wound Clinic Service runs five days a week (Monday-Friday). If you have been discharged and have a wound concern you can contact us on 01173 426606, we will discuss the concern with you and invite you to attend our Wound Clinic if required.