Michael has officially opened a new specialist wound centre at Sevenoaks Hospital.
The new centre, which has been operational since May, is staffed by advanced wound nurses supported by tissue viability specialist nurses. The clinic means patients in Sevenoaks with a chronic, complex or surgical wound now have access to specialist care.
As part of his official duties, Michael was given a tour of the centre. He was joined by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Chief Executive, Paul Bentley, and Chairman, David Griffiths, as well as dozens of guests.
Michael spoke to some of the patients on his tour. One patient, Monica Wain (90) from Sevenoaks said: ‘[The staff] really know what they are doing here and in two months they healed my wounds. It’s marvellous.’
The clinic is piloting an innovative new wound-monitoring app, WoundMatrix, that supports clinicians to heal wounds and pressure ulcers faster in the centre, which Michael was keen to inspect.
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He said: ‘This new centre is an important addition to our local health services because treating wounds requires specialist ongoing care. Its unique state-of-the-art equipment helps keep Sevenoaks one step ahead in the services it provides.’