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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, December 13
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 on...
Factsheet 2: Chronic wounds – are you at risk?
Monday, December 12
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, December 11
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, December 10
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, December 9
Factsheet 6: Sources of professional wound care advice
Friday, December 9
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, December 6
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, December 5
Factsheet 9: Diabetes and Chronic Wounds
Sunday, December 4
As we saw in factsheet 4...
Factsheet 10: Caring for diabetic feet
Saturday, December 3
As we saw in factsheet 9...
Factsheet 11: What is a venous leg ulcer?
Friday, December 2
As we saw in factsheet 1...
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