We are currently trying to resume normal services within the Leg Ulcer Service in our response to phased recovery during Covid-19. The service will continue to offer the following:
Capacity at some clinic locations is currently reduced following risk assessments of sites and safety requirements in line with social distancing during this time.
Personal protective equipment will be used for every patient contact, whether in clinic or at home, in line with Trust and Government guidelines.
Our clinical teams are continuing to support our community nursing teams, as such there is a reduced capacity within the Leg Ulcer Service which may lead to a delay in response.
Patients can still call the Leg Ulcer Service – our administrator is continuing to assist with any enquiries.
This nurse-led service provides community leg ulcer clinics in Baldock, Hatfield, Hitchin, Stevenage and Royston where people with a leg ulcer receive a full assessment (including Doppler assessment) to ascertain its cause.
The service provides appropriate on-going treatment (planned in line with local, national and international recommendations) for venous leg ulcers in the leg ulcer clinics in Baldock, Hatfield, Hitchin, Royston and Stevenage.
The service is a starting point for referral to other specialities if the ulcer is due to other causes. Well ulcer clinics are held to advise, monitor and support patients once the ulcer has healed. We liaise with other specialities, in particular the vascular department and tissue viability nurses in the local hospitals.
The service provides advice and support for patients, relatives and carers as well as for health care professionals. Our qualified practitioners facilitate a leg ulcer management training programme for all community nurses, to enable them to provide evidence-based care for patients both in clinics and other settings.
Tel: 01438 847505
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