A Greater Glasgow and Clyde team dedicated to preventing the development of pressure ulcers in patients has been honoured by winning an international award for the second year running.
Anyone who spends time in hospital can develop pressure ulcers (bed sores) and Tissue Viability Team, who work with patients to both prevent pressure ulcers and support those with pressure ulcers, has won this year’s Pressure Care Award 2018 at the prestigious Journal of Wound Care Awards.
The awards recognises teams and individuals providing crucial care and support for patients with pressure ulcers.
Pressure ulcer prevention is an extremely important area of wound care and the awards recognises teams and individuals providing crucial care and support for patients with pressure ulcers.
Heather Hodgeson, Lead Nurse Tissue Viability - Acute and Partnerships, said: “The tissue viability team are thrilled to receive this award for the second year running.
“This is a prestigious, international award and it is in recognition for the dedication of all the health care professionals in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who are committed to reducing hospital acquired pressure damage.”
The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Tissue Viability service covers all age groups. It is a clinical service as well as a support service for wards, staff, patients and carers, which involves providing education. The service is available to all wards in acute services, including children services, mental health, partnerships and prison service.
N.B. Heather and the team were unable to make the award ceremony last Friday due to the severe weather.
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