Tissue Viability (Wound Care) Nurse

The Tissue Viability (Wound Care) Service provides holistic assessment delivered in the community and other care establishments. The team provides specialist assessment, advice, care planning and treatment for patients with active wounds and for those requiring follow up/prevention of further episodes after treatment.

The service also provides specialist support and advice to other professionals for complex wound management e.g. Pressure Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, wounds needing sharp debridement, topical negative pressure therapy or larvae therapy.

Where service is based

Enhanced Service Centre
Bedford Health Village
3 Kimbolton Road
MK40 2NT
Mid / South Bedfordshire
Ampthill Health Centre
Oliver Street
MK45 2SB

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday   09.00 – 17.00

How to contact service

Bedford, Enhanced Service Centre: 01234 897418
Mid / South Bedfordshire, Ampthill Health Centre: 01525 631200

How to access the service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • Community allied services i.e. occupational therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist
  • Community nurse
  • Community mental health service
  • Emergency care practitioner
  • Hospital consultant
  • Practice nurse (GP)
  • School nursing
  • Tissue viability nurse
  • Community in-patient unit
  • Community paediatric nurse

Self-Referrals for this service are not accepted