Tissue viability service

If you have a wound that is not healing or that is of concern to the staff who look after your care, you may be referred to the tissue viability service.

About the Tissue Viability service

Tissue viability (commonly referred to as wound care) is a skilled county-wide service which provides an integrated service across all inter-professional teams.

We provide education and support to ensure that services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are able to deliver a high standard of care in all aspects of tissue viability management.

We provide timely access to assessment, treatment and evaluation for a range of tissue viability issues.

How does the Tissue Viability service work

The Tissue Viability team sees patients in their own homes, community hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes. They also provide a joint tissue viability and vascular clinic in Camborne Redruth Community Hospital and St Austell Community Hospital on a monthly basis.

The team see patients of all ages with numerous types of wounds ranging from pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, post-surgical wounds and dermatological conditions.

Our pressure ulcer (bed sores) leaflet provides more information on what causes pressure ulcers and how they may be prevented.

5 key messages to prevent pressure ulcers

National Wound Care Strategy launch events

These workshops are designed to support the implementation of immediate and necessary care as recommended by the National Wound Care Strategy Programme.

They are open to staff who have already attended the 2-day leg ulcer management days and are competent in compression bandaging and hosiery.


  1. Presentation by Tissue Viability team: What is the National Wound Care Strategy programme?
  2. Venous and arterial ulceration scenarios.
  3. Urgo Medical and Medi UK reduced compression options.
  4. Questions and close.

You only need to attend either a morning or afternoon session.


Date Venue Time
Wednesday 19 April Bodmin Rugby Club, Clifden Park, Turfdown Road, Bodmin, PL30 4AW 10am to midday or 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday 25 April Launceston Rugby Football Club, Polson Bridge, Launceston, PL15 9QT 10am to midday or 1pm to 3pm
Thursday 27 April Gulval Village Hall, School Lane, Gulval Penzance, TR18 3BG 10am to midday or 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 10 May Library, Falmouth Hospital, Trescobeas Road, TR11 2JA 10am to midday or 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday 16 May Isambard House, Albert Road, Saltash, PL12 4DY 10am to midday or 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 17 May St Erme Community Centre, Trispen, TR4 9BD 10am to midday


Register here. Any queries, email Urgo Medical.