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Meet our ACT Committee
Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Wounds Australia’s excellent professional learning schedule is powered by state and territory committees made up of passionate, energetic members...
Conference abstract submission deadline extended
Tuesday, 2 April 2024
Submissions have been extended for abstracts for the wound care event of the year: the Wounds Australia 2024 Conference.

We're looking for your...
Free webinar: expert learning with 3M Health Care Academy
Friday, 22 March 2024
Wounds Australia corporate partner 3M presents a very special professional learning opportunity in April.

Hard-to-heal wounds: A toolkit for early...
Wounds Australia awarded $2m awareness campaign grant
Monday, 18 March 2024
Wounds Australia has been awarded a valuable Federal grant to run a long-term national wound awareness campaign.

Part of the Australian Government...
DVA care program evaluation seeks healthcare professionals
Wednesday, 13 March 2024
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has commissioned an independent evaluation of the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program...
Wounds Conference registrations OPEN!
Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Registrations for the wound care event of the year – the Wounds Australia 2024 Conference – opened today.

The highly anticipated biannual...
Crowds turn out for Wounds Australia professional learning
Monday, 26 February 2024
Thanks to everyone – more than 330 people! – who joined us online on Thursday 29 February for our webinar with Dr Stephanie Lam.

In...
Research grants applications open!
Friday, 23 February 2024
Applications are open for 2024 Wounds Australia Research Grants.

We are proud to offer three grants - two worth $5000 and one worth $10,000 - to...
Wounds Conference registrations countdown begins
Tuesday, 13 February 2024
In just two weeks, registrations will open for the wound care industry event of the year: the Wounds Australia 2024 Conference.

This year's...
Wounds Australia at the APP Conference 2024
Monday, 12 February 2024
We're delighted to reveal that Wounds Australia will be co-presenting a fascinating workshop at the Pharmacy Guild's APP Conference 2024 in the...
Coloplast Case Report Challenge entries open
Sunday, 11 February 2024
Entries to the Coloplast Case Report Challenge – a joint initiative with Wounds Australia – are now open.

The Challenge invites healthcare...
Wound Awareness Week 2023 resources find a new home
Wednesday, 3 January 2024
In September 2023, Wound Awareness Week saw thousands of people organise morning teas, read stories of real people living with a hard-to-heal wound or...
Wishing you a happy and safe festive season!
Friday, 22 December 2023
The Wounds Australia office is now closed until 9am AEDT on Monday 8 January.

The team wishes you all a happy, safe and relaxing holiday and looks...
Aged care and education: critical issues in wound care - WPR Journal out now.
Thursday, 21 December 2023
Hot off the presses: Wound Practice and Research Journal's December 2023!

Now completely open access, the official Wounds Australia journal...
PPPIA Panel Group EOI close 15 January
Thursday, 21 December 2023
Calling all wound care experts! The NPIAP/EPUAP/PPPIA invites you to join their 2025 guideline development journey. Your expertise is crucial in forming...
Wounds Australia appoints new CEO
Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Jeff Antcliff will join the organisation from the St Vincent de Paul Society in 2024.

Peak health body Wounds Australia has appointed Jeff Antcliff...
Wounds Australia Committees Update
Thursday, 7 December 2023
Over the years, so many Wounds Australia members have generously volunteered their time and expertise to helping us achieve our mission of improving wound...
2024 Conference: Welcome to Platinum Partner Mölnlycke
Thursday, 23 November 2023
Planning for the Wounds Australia 2024 Conference in Gold Coast in October is progressing well, with exciting developments in programming, partnerships...
Literary Award winners announced
Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Winners of the 2023 Wounds Australia Literary Awards have been announced in the latest edition of Wound Practice and Research (WPR) Journal.

The...
Meet Associate Professor Christina Parker
Monday, 20 November 2023
Wounds Australia represents some of the best wound care professionals, researchers and educators in the country and they generously share their insights...
Promote Pressure Injury Awareness on STOP PI Day 2023
Monday, 13 November 2023
STOP PI Day on Thursday 16 November is a great opportunity to spotlight the global problem of pressure injury (PI). To mark the day, we’ve put together...
Could social media help prevent diabetes-related foot ulcers?
Tuesday, 24 October 2023
Foot ulceration persists as a serious health threat in people with diabetes (PWD), in part due to poor support for self-management.

In the latest...
How do diabetes-related foot ulcers affect mobility - and treatment?
Tuesday, 24 October 2023
Interdisciplinary high risk foot services are known to improve healing outcomes for people with diabetes-related foot ulcers, and in-person attendance...
Hot off the press: the latest edition of WPR Journal
Sunday, 1 October 2023
Have you explored the online open access September 2023 edition of Wound Practice and Research Journal yet?

In the official Wounds Australia journal,...
Another Wound Awareness Week, another winner!
Monday, 25 September 2023
Thanks to everyone who took part in Wound Awareness Week 2023 (4-10 September) – and what a week it was.

Whether you hosted a morning tea,...
The healing begins: Australian Government announces first ever wound care products support scheme
Tuesday, 9 May 2023
On Tuesday 9 May 2023, Australian Treasurer The Hon Jim Chalmers MP announced a funded Wound Consumables Scheme as...
READ: Big Oozie Bake Off registrations open soon!
Tuesday, 11 April 2023
The Big Oozie Bake Off morning tea fired appetites and imaginations during Wound Awareness Week 2022, as the incredible creations pictured below show....
READ: Support Worldwide STOP Pressure Injury Day
Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Get involved in Worldwide STOP Pressure Injury Day and help raise awareness of these potentially life-changing wounds.
Worldwide Stop Pressure Injury...
WATCH: Meet the delegate @Wounds Australia 2022 Conference
Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Around 800 delegates came to the Wounds Australia 2022 Conference in Sydney in September... and it's time to meet one of them!

Ana Thapa is...
READ: Wounds Australia Budget response makes headlines
Wednesday, 2 November 2022
This story in industry news outlet Aged Care News explores our reaction to the recent Federal Budget 2022/23.

Thanks to Aged Care News for covering...
MEDIA RELEASE: A fair and realistic budget – but more work to be done in wound care
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
While reducing out-of-pocket costs of medicine is a positive step forward, more should be done to support Australians struggling to access wound care....
WATCH: Wound Awareness Week 2022 on ABC News
Thursday, 8 September 2022

It’s been a whirlwind Wound Awareness Week, but Wounds Australia Chair Hayley Ryan found the time to drop by the ABC studios in Sydney to talk...
READ: Senator David Pocock joins our community forum
Thursday, 25 August 2022
A big thank you to Independent ACT Senator David Pocock for joining us last week at a community forum to explore our country’s chronic wounds problem,...
READ: Building consensus for system-level change
Monday, 22 August 2022
A key part of Wounds Australia’s role as a national peak body is working with policymakers to effect system-level change that brings about real and...
READ: Wounds Australia meets Leanne Castley MLA in Wound Awareness Week
Saturday, 20 August 2022
Our meetings with policymakers continued this week, with Wound Awareness Week Ambassador Professor Fiona Wood AM sitting down with Leanne Castley MLA,...
READ: Wound Champion Lyn Prior shares her story
Friday, 19 August 2022
Lyn from Eudunda in South Australia has been dealing with an open wound on her leg for nearly two years. Lyn’s wound grew in size while dressing...
READ: Wounds Australia meets Minister Mark Butler MP
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Wounds Australia was pleased to meet with The Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care – pictured here with our Chair Hayley Ryan –...
GALLERY: Oozie takes over Australia!
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
The Big Oozie Bake Off has fired imaginations (and appetites) all over the country this week. Check out some of these incredible creations!

The...
LISTEN: Wound Champion Jenna Allen shares her story with 5AA radio
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
In this 10-minute interview with an Adelaide radio station, chronic wound sufferer Jenna describes her eight-year journey with the aftermath of a redback...
MEDIA RELEASE: Chronic wounds are costing lives in aged care
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
For immediate release: 12.01am, Tuesday 16 August 2022

The solution to chronic wounds is bleeding obvious! That’s why Wounds Australia is...
Wounds Australia's 11 Point Plan to fight chronic wounds
Monday, 15 August 2022
Advocating for wound care policy change is a key part of Wounds Australia’s work. Improving the quality and efficacy of wound care in Australia won...
Embrace the ooze this Wound Awareness Week!
Sunday, 14 August 2022
Get together with clients, colleagues or friends to help raise awareness of chronic wounds.

Simply:
• Host a morning tea during Wound Awareness...
Meet Oozie T. Wound
Friday, 12 August 2022
This Wound Awareness Week, we're launching a fabulous new mascot who embodies the confronting nature of wounds in a fun and accessible way. Meet Oozie...
READ: Healing complex wounds and improving patient quality of life with innovative electrical stimulation wound therapy
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
By Linda Howell, Clinical Nurse Consultant

First published in WoundConnect, December 2021

The following case study is of a patient with a...
Aged Care Royal Commission a failure for wound care
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Wounds Australia, the peak body for chronic wound prevention and management, says the Royal Commission into Aged Care has been an "almost complete...
Wounds Australia calls for inclusion of chronic wound dressings in MBS
Tuesday, 2 February 2021
Wounds Australia, the peak body for chronic wound prevention and management, welcomes yesterday’s decision by the Federal Government to rule out...
Front-line clinicians being injured by their PPE
Tuesday, 5 May 2020
The COVID-19 virus pandemic has led to unprecedent reports of device-related pressure injuries in patients and health care workers. The pressure injuries...
Royal Commission into Aged Care: update
Friday, 27 March 2020
The Royal Commission into Aged Care inquiry for Australian residential and home care services began in January 2019 and will continue until April 2020....
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