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Advanced Wound Clinic at Wesley Hyperbaric
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At Wesley Hyperbaric’s Advanced Wound Clinic, we specialise in treating all types of wounds, particularly diabetic wounds.

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Chronic wounds are a significant problem in Australia

In Australia, chronic wounds impact around 450,000 people annually, costing the healthcare system about $3 billion. The prevalence of these non-healing wounds is particularly high among Australians with diabetes, who are at a significant risk of developing foot ulcers. 

Other factors contributing to chronic wounds include ageing, obesity, heart disease, vascular conditions, cancer treatment, and traumatic injuries.

Dr Susannah Sherlock

“If wounds aren’t managed properly, they can lead to serious infections and even amputations, underscoring the importance of effective wound care.”

Dr Susannah Sherlock
Medical Director at Wesley Hyperbaric

Every year, Australia sees over 4,400 amputations because of diabetes. This is the second highest rate in the developed world. 

Treating chronic wounds requires doctors and staff with specialised training. At Wesley Hyperbaric, our Advanced Wound Clinic is dedicated to providing this specialised care.

While we treat all types of wounds, we specialise in diabetic wounds. With our Hyperbaric facility as an additional tool, and Medicare coverage, we gladly accept both private and public-funded patients.

“Experienced wound care nurses work alongside our doctors, to give you the best possible wound care. We have more than 20 years experience in caring for complex wounds that have difficulty healing.”
Dr Susannah Sherlock
Medical Director at Wesley Hyperbaric

Wound care treatments

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At Wesley Hyperbaric’s Advanced Wound Clinic, we focus on treating specific types of chronic wounds, including:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Hypoxic wounds
  • Leg ulcers

How are chronic wounds treated?

Treating chronic wounds means using specific steps tailored to each case:

  • Cleaning the wound often with saline solution, when the dressing is changed
  • Debridement, or removing dead tissue, can be done using various methods including surgical tools, high-pressure water jets, or medically bred maggots.
  • Once the wound has been cleaned, it is covered with a wound dressing. They come in many forms like films, gauze, hydrogels, and foams to protect the wound and help with healing.
  • Compression stockings or bandages are effective for chronic wounds caused by poor blood flow, helping them heal quicker.
  • Antibiotics may be used for bacterial infections (prescribed by a doctor, after a wound swab confirms the appropriate treatment needed).
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be recommended, which involves breathing oxygen under high pressure to increase blood oxygen and help heal wounds, especially effective for diabetic ulcers and this is covered by Medicare if you have diabetes. This can speed up the process of healing dramatically and prevent skin infections getting into bone and becoming more serious.

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How do I get started?

For personalised and expert care for any wound, simple or complex, we invite you to Wesley Hyperbaric’s Advanced Wound Clinic. Please get a referral from your GP or specialist, including any previous medical reports or tests, and reach out to us. Your health and healing are our top priorities. For urgent needs, don’t hesitate to call our office directly. 

Your journey starts with these 3 steps

Step 1
Once you have your referral from your GP or specialist, contact our Brisbane clinic to book a consultation with one of our doctors.
Step 2
If you are eligible for HBOT, your treatment plan is scheduled and your HBOT journey can start.
Step 3

When you have completed your hyperbaric sessions, your condition is reassessed by one of our doctors.