New community service proves popular in Dundee

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l-r staff nurse Eildon Boath, healthcare assistant June Curran MacDonald, Cath Cook and staff nurse Susan Thoresen with first patient Mairi Tully (seated)

A community care and treatment service is set to expand after proving popular with patients in Dundee.

The community-based wound care initiative launched in February this year in collaboration with Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, and is currently piloting a wound care clinic treating patients from Lochee, Hillbank, Ancrum Invergowrie, Coldside and Downfield GP practices.

The nurse-led clinics run Monday to Friday at Westgate Health Centre and Wallacetown Health Centre.  The aim in the coming months is to add further clinic locations which will help to provide easier access for more patients.

Team leader for Dundee Community Care & Treatment Services Cath Cook said, “The service is a direct result of the new GMS contract and Primary Care Improvement Plan to shift the balance of some care from GP practices to nurse-led treatment clinics.

“Despite the service only launching the last week of February we have received highly positive feedback from our patients who have attended the new service. Patients have also given constructive feedback on ways to improve the service which is very useful as we move forward in adding further clinic locations.”

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l-r administrators Leanne Fotheringham, Susan King and Caroline Dole
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l-r Cath Cook, June Curran MacDonald, Susan Thoresen and student nurse Robyn Clark

 

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