Tissue Viability Patient Stories
Here is a selection of feedback from patients treated by the Tissue Viability Service:
“Psychologically I was very depressed about non improvement of my ulcer. Walking became extremely painful and pain was causing a lack of sleep. The referral back to wound clinic was an excellent one because of previous good results.”
“I suspect that if you mention “wound clinic” to the general public they would only have a vague idea of what you do. It is not just that you take, in my case, a pair of swollen, extremely wet, ulcerated legs and heal them but that by doing so you have enabled me to become more mobile which means that I can enjoy life again”.
“I was a little apprehensive at first about attending the wound clinic. When I first had my appointment at the clinic I was feeling really anxious and worried, however my worries were soon gone when I realised how friendly, attentive and professional the wound clinic nurses were.”
"All the team really are the best. My leg has improved since I have been attending the wound clinic and my quality of life has improved. I have been given so much valuable advice on exercising and diet.”
"I would 100% recommended Tissue viability to a friend and that they have been supportive and patient towards me and towards my case and because of the wound clinic I feel like I have hope again.”
"Within two and a half weeks of attending the wound clinic there was a ‘vast improvement’ and I reached the stage where the wound is dry and I have no pain. I am grateful for the day I was referred to the clinic and for the treatment received.”
"Before compression I was in daily dressing’s and now am coming in 3 times a week and feel I am getting my life back, and the exudate is no longer burning my leg so my pain has improved."
Patient F from patient's daughter
“All of the wound clinic staff are specialists in their field, that every single one of them have people skills and are kindness itself, a thing you don’t come across very often in this day and age. These girls are worth their weight in gold. My mother’s legs now look like a 21 year old’s. The staff always make a fuss of her.”