Tissue viability


The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust tissue viability department

The tissue viability department provides a specialist nursing service across the trust, facilitating expert wound assessment and management, advice and support for both staff and patients in regards to all aspects of complex wound prevention, assessment and healing. Our areas of expertise include:

•    Chronic wound care
•    Leg ulceration and pressure ulceration
•    Acute and traumatic wounds
•    Surgical wound care
•    Palliative wound care
•    Chronic oedema
•    Lymphoedema

We work closely with our medical and surgical teams and other departments, including the surgical appliances department, plastic nurse specialists, and the dermatology, diabetes, and vascular teams, as well as community tissue viability and district and general practitioner services. 

We pride ourselves on providing up-to-date evidence-based wound care education and we aspire to be world class leaders in relation to complex wound management and treatment. 

The trust has a zero tolerance policy on all avoidable pressure damage and we assist with this by providing in-house training for all staff. We also work with frontline staff to provide hands-on training and education.


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  • The Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street
    NW3 2QG

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 7794 0500 x 38882

  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Lane 
    EN5 3DJ

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 8216 4600

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    The Ridgeway 
    EN2 8JL

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