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Looking for help with a chronic wound? On this page, you'll find a range of informative factsheets – compiled by experts – on everything from self-care to sources of professional advice.

Factsheet 1: What is a chronic wound?
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
A wound is any damage to, or break in, the surface of the skin.

Wounds can be:

Accidental: burns, grazes, paper cuts, skin tears, and so...
Factsheet 2: Chronic wounds – are you at risk?
Monday, 12 December 2022
Every year, more than 450,000 Australians suffer with chronic wounds – that is, wounds that are slow to heal, heal only partially or return. While...
Factsheet 3: The impact of a chronic wound
Sunday, 11 December 2022
Every year, more than 450,000 Australians live with a chronic wound. With the right advice and treatment, chronic wounds can heal – but it can sometimes...
Factsheet 4: The risks of an untreated chronic wound
Saturday, 10 December 2022
People sometimes ignore wounds or underestimate how serious they are. It’s tempting to hope a wound will heal itself over time, but any delay in...
Factsheet 5: Chronic wounds - how to help yourself
Friday, 9 December 2022
Factsheet 6: Sources of professional wound care advice
Friday, 9 December 2022
Many chronic wounds can be prevented or healed by getting the right advice early. There are lots of people who can give you reliable advice on wound healing,...
Factsheet 7: Getting to know your skin
Tuesday, 6 December 2022
Skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is supple enough to allow movement, but generally tough enough to resist breaking or tearing. Skin varies...
Factsheet 8: Your skin care plan
Monday, 5 December 2022
Factsheet 9: Diabetes and Chronic Wounds
Sunday, 4 December 2022
As we saw in factsheet 4...
Factsheet 10: Caring for diabetic feet
Saturday, 3 December 2022
As we saw in factsheet 9...
Factsheet 11: What is a venous leg ulcer?
Friday, 2 December 2022
As we saw in factsheet 1...
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