WOUND CARE CLINIC

Wounds need care and attention.  They can easily become infected and can cause much bigger issues than the cause of the wound itself.  Wounds come in all shapes and forms – dog bites, grazes, burns, cuts and surgical wounds.  There are also chronic wounds caused by preexisting conditions or illnesses that need regular, professional care.

Post Surgical Wounds

In -hospital recovery after surgery has become much shorter over the years.  This has brought about the necessity for externally sourced specialised post-surgical wound care.  At M-KEM’s wound care clinics our nursing staff frequently treat post-surgical wounds successfully and are fully equipped to clean, dress and treat healing wounds.  In addition to this, specialised wound care products are right on hand in the surgical department where the wound care clinics are located.

Chronic Wounds

A skin wound that doesn’t heal, heals slowly or heals but tends to recur is known as a chronic wound. Some of the many causes of chronic (ongoing) skin wounds can include trauma, burns, skin cancers, infection or underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. Wounds that take a long time to heal need special care.  Our specially trained Wound Care nursing staff are qualified to treat and dress chronic wounds in our sterile wound care clinics.  Please note that chronic wound treatment requires an appointment with the clinics.

Operating Hours

Minor Wounds: Monday to Sunday 8am -8pm
Chronic Wounds: By appointment only  from Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm

Wound Care Specialists

Headed by Sister Melanie, M-KEM’s three wound care specialist nursing staff are here to give you gentle, professional care in specially configured, clinical wound care treatment rooms.  In addition to this, M-KEM’s impressive range of quality, specialty wound care products are right on hand to facilitate the best possible wound care for you.

Minor Wounds

Bites, scratches, cuts, abrasions and burns all need some form of treatment.  M-KEM’s wound care nursing staff are available at the wound care clinics daily from 8am to 8pm to treat these minor wounds. No appointments necessary – you can just walk in. Please note that certain wounds will be referred if they require stitches and / or are internal and the nursing staff determines that they require hospital attention.

Wound Care Clinics

The wound care clinics are situated in the orthopaedic and surgical department on M-KEM’s first floor.  Wheelchair access and a separate entrance in the department makes access to the clinics simple.  The clinics are equipped with all the necessities and are specially ventilated to ensure that they remain sterile.