I have had an ulcer for many years, is it too late for it to heal?

In a word, no!  If an ulcer or wound has not had the correct treatment strategy, then why would it heal? We often find the underlying cause of the ulcer is incorrect or not been found and patients have been given the wrong dressings and ointments for long periods of time. In some cases, a simple change in strategy may heal a long-standing ulcer relatively quickly.

Why would I need to see a nurse and a surgeon at the same time?


Knowledge sharing between professionals to reach the right diagnosis and treatment plan is known as a ‘multidisciplinary’ approach. It has been shown to improve outcomes and The Wound Clinic has adopted this approach for precisely that reason – to achieve excellent outcomes for our patients. Having the surgeon and specialist nurse working together is also time efficient (it saves our patients making multiple trips to see different healthcare specialists).

My practice nurse changes my dressings, could you provide any different treatments?


Yes. We have accessibility and knowledge of the vast array of specialist wound and ulcer care dressings, topical creams and associated healing devices and aids. We treat every patient as an individual and this means careful selection of the right dressings for each patient – it can make all the difference between healing and non-healing.

Do you do home visits?


Some patients are unable to travel – they are too unwell or immobile, such as those with pressure sores that are bed-bound. We offer a domiciliary service; we can come to you and create a multidisciplinary consultation in the comfort of your home or care-home.

What types of wounds can we help with?


Examples of the many types of wounds we can help with include:


  • surgical wounds
  • diabetic ulcers
  • pressure sores
  • wounds caused by an acute injury
  • post-operative wounds
  • vascular ulcers
  • radiation wounds


A patient with a wound that has not healed after one month of conventional treatment will benefit from our services.

What are the benefits of specialist wound care?


Those suffering from wounds that will not heal experience a disruption to their everyday lives - we can have a significant impact on your quality of life.


Benefits include:


  • Increased patient comfort
  • Cost-effective use of supplies and equipment
  • Faster healing rates
  • Fewer complications and recurrences
  • Improved quality of life


St Mary’s Hospital

 Praed Street

London W2 1NY


The Wellington Hospital

15-17 Lodge Road

London NW8 7JA