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Tissue Viability/Leg Ulcer Service

The Southampton Tissue Viability Team are based at the Adelaide Health Centre and will see patients in the Community, Community Hospitals, GP Practice, Nursing Homes and in Clinic.

Our role is to support health care professionals in clinical practice by providing teaching, information and advice.

The service is for clients who have tissue viability needs and are registered with a GP in the Southampton area.

We provide

  • Complex wound assessment and advice undertaken with  referrer
  • Leg ulcer service, including lower limb assessment
  • Telephone advice
  • Training and education
  • Supervision and competency review
  • Link nurse meeting and training

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Referral criteria

To Refer

A practice nurse, GP or district nurse must complete this referral form and fax it to us.

Full service description

We provide

  • Complex wound assessment and advice undertaken with  referrer
  • Leg ulcer service, including lower limb assessment
  • Telephone advice
  • Training and education
  • Supervision and competency review
  • Link nurse meeting and training

Other information & documentation

 Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients under the age of 16 will require a supporting letter from parent and GP if self referring.
  • Patients who self refer to be made aware team will contact HCP at GP surgery unless explicitly asked not to as a matter of courtesy.
  • Any patient possibly will not be able to be seen by Service in clinic if unable to travel with own or hospital transport and/or be unable to transfer to couch (they will be offered Assessment at home, but not ongoing care)

 Additional information

  • All new patients receive a verbal and written appointment contact. Written information includes advice on length of appointment, location map, items to bring with them, appropriate footwear and clothing and pre-appointment questionnaire on their condition and how it has affected them.
  • All patients receive a written health care advice leaflet where appropriate and ongoing contact details to Service and access times.  
  • Informal links with Podiatry to undertake joint clinic appointments
  • Discharge is undertaken if the referrer requests only a one off Assessment to support care planning. Subsequent care is organised on an individulaised basis.  When an episode of relevant care is completed - patient care returned to the referrer for leg ongoing support.
  • All GP/referrer are sent formal discharge letter with any support/advice and onward planning as necessary within 48 hours of discharge.
  • Patient and referrer have Office number (24hr answering service) to discuss issues

Contact Information

Monique Rosell

0300 123 3947

snhs.tissueviability@nhs.net

Tissue Viability Office, Adelaide Health Centre, William Macleod Way, Southampton, SO16 4XE

Opening hours

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

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The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.