Tissue viability

Our tissue viability service offers assessment, treatment and advice for patients suffering from chronic wounds of any aetiology. We also provide advice and support to their carers and health professionals.

On referral, patients will be offered appointments at a suitable local clinic or, if necessary, a domiciliary visit can be carried out. Support is also given to inpatient areas as required.

A significant part of the service is the prevention of tissue breakdown, either from pressure damage or in relation to chronic oedema, especially of the lower limb.

Phone advice on patient management is offered if health professionals feel that it is an appropriate course of action.

Responsibilities include the development of policies and guidelines for wound management, leg ulceration and pressure ulceration.

Education pathways are attached to all of these areas.

Patient information

Contact our service in Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock

Mayflower Community Hospital
Blunts Wall Road
CM12 9SA

Tel: 0300 300 1831


Referrals will be accepted via SystmOne or by emailing the completed referral form to: essextissueviabilityservice@nelft.nhs.uk Telephone advice is also available on the number above.