"Wound care services in the Kimberley."
About: Broome Health Campus Broome Health Campus Broome 6725
Posted by Katmj68 (as ),
I recently had surgery and unfortunately my wound got infected. I was travelling across the Kimberley and was seen in both Broome and Kununurra Hospitals. It was very easy to access wound care in Broome, I rang the reception who put me through to the Wound Clinic and I was seen the next day with excellent care.
However, it is not so easy to get access to wound care in Kununurra, as there does not seem to be a clear pathway nor dedicated wound care service available. Staff did not seem to be clear on how I could get my wound followed up apart from waiting in ED or seeing a private GP. I did get my wound reviewed and the care was wonderful. My wound is healing and I didn't need antibiotics as it was so well managed by the nurses at both sites. Excellent outcome! Thank you all.
I would recommend that Kununurra reviews the wound care service it provides, as it would be great if it was as easy as a phone call to get an appointment and avoid unnecessary infections, illness and clogging up of ED for wound reviews.