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. We provide a joint tissue viability and vascular clinic in Camborne Redruth Community Hospital and St Austell Community Hospital on a monthly basis.

The tissue viability 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. 

The 5 key messages to prevent pressure ulcers