Plan for Your Wound Healing Visit

Preparing for your visitThe Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to wound management. Most patients are referred by their primary care physician or medical specialist, but you can also call to make an appointment and start your healing journey.

At your first appointment, you will have a diagnostic exam to determine your type of wound and any underlying problems that may be delaying its healing. We look at your overall health status that may affect your wound and your ability to comply with necessary treatment recommendations.

During your care with us, you will continue to see your primary care physician or medical specialists, and we will keep them informed about your treatment with us. Our physician and nurses are always available to answer questions from physicians, families or patients.

At the Winchester Hospital Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, one of the most important members of our team is you, our patient. You will be involved in each step of your treatment plan to ensure that your wound healing is successful. Our staff is available to assist you whenever you have questions or concerns.

The Importance of Coordinating Care

Problem wounds are frequently associated with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or poor nutrition. Successful wound healing requires a joint effort with other providers, including your personal physician and specialist(s).

As part of your treatment plan, we may consult nutrition services, home care nurses, physical or occupational therapy, diabetes education, x-ray or other services as needed to help make your treatment as successful as possible. A Registered Nurse case manager will be assigned to you to assist in developing the plan of care and keeping you on track for healing. The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center Team will coordinate your wound management plan to ensure your individual needs are met.