What to expect

At W Clinic we have a personalised and expert approach to your care. Visiting and looking after you in your own home so your wound can heal faster. General wound care includes thorough cleaning, appropriate closure of the wound, dressings, and resting and elevation of the injured area until pain and swelling are better.

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Frequently asked questions

How long will the healing process take?

The length of time it will take your wound to heal will depend on its severity, your age and state of health, but as a guideline it can be anything from two to 12 weeks.

What should I do in an emergency?

We appreciate there may be times when you need to speak to us outside of normal working hours. In case of emergencies, we always have a doctor and nurse available to assist you. Please call the emergency number mentioned in the footer.

What areas of concern should I look out for?

When caring for a wound at home it is important to look out for the signs and symptoms of infection, including:

 

  • Increased redness or swelling around the wound
  • Pus-like discharge or bleeding from the wound
  • A bad odour
  • Excessive oozing and moisture
  • Excessive pain and tenderness
  • The wound opening up
  • Changes in the colour of the surrounding skin

 

How should I prepare for my appointment?

The length of time it will take your wound to heal will depend on its severity, your age and state of health, but as a guideline it can be anything from two to 12 weeks.

Patient Information

W Clinic brochure

Why choose W Clinic? Find out more about our people, our service and our ethos.

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Patient information leaflet

This leaflet answers common questions about how we look after your wound at home and provides advice on self-care.

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