The WAS facilitates remote and rural consultation of the person and their wound within their own home, community or local health service, minimising the need for the person to travel long distances or be transferred to minor rural or metropolitan services for wound management. Video conferencing involving the patient and treating health personnel is also used to support consultation processes.
Referrals can be made by a clinician, such as a :
- General Practitioner
- Registered Nurse
- Enrolled Nurse
- Aboriginal Health Worker
- Medical Specialist
- Allied Health Professional
The WAS will acknowledge all referrals within one working day. Client/patient consent will be required to facilitate sharing of clinical information with WAS staff and other health practitioners as necessary.
Our WAS Clinical Nurse Consultant will require clinical information about the client/patient, inclusive of medical history and information about their wound(s). Wherever possible, one or more photographs of the wound(s) should be supplied to aid the consultation process.
The WAS staff will review all the clinical information received and respond with recommendations for evidence-based wound management and advice on wound management products, ancillary medical devices and educational resources for the client/patient or supporting clinical staff as required.
Wound Advisory Service referrals can be made by:
- Phone – 1300 WOUNDS (1300 968 637)
- Mobile – 0417 843 184
- Fax – (08) 9370 5131
- Email – email@example.com
- Via SHaRE for all WA Country Health Service professionals (through health point at https://share.hdwa.health.wa.gov.au)
- For all other referrals please contact Wound Innovations