Chronic Wound Care

Our Skin Integrity Service cares for and treats people who have wounds lasting more than 4 weeks.

Our services

Our dedicated team of doctors and nurses assess and treat people who have acute and chronic complex wounds that are not healing including:

  • pressure ulcers
  • lower limb ulcers
  • palliative wounds
  • slow to heal wounds.

How to access this service

We encourage you to request a referral from you doctor. You may also self-refer, which will require the service to contact your doctor for further clinical information such as test results or medical history.

If you would like to refer yourself, please email skin.integrity@health.qld.gov.au

If you do have a referral letter, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send your referral letter to the hospital. The letter should include up-to-date information about your treatment.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Refer a patient

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
For an outpatient or clinic appointment
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait

Your appointment

  • Please bring any wound dressing products and/or compression stockings that you have at home.
  • Please wear loose clothing if your wound is on your lower leg to allow easy access to the area.
  • You are seen in order of appointment times. 3 people are usually booked in for each time slot.
  • Your first appointment may take up to 2 hours for a complete assessment. The following appointments may take about an hour.

Clinics

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Contact us

Location: Level 1, Dr James Mayne Building
Phone: (07) 3646 6738
Fax: (07) 3646 7212
Email:
Open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-3.00pm

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Wound Management referral guideline.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938

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