Chronic Wounds

Wounds, particularly chronic wounds, have been identified as a significant health, social and economic burden. Over 450,000 Australians annually live with a chronic wound, the estimated cost of which is over $2.5B and growing.

Our ageing population, the increasing incidence of diabetes, cardiovascular and renal diseases, road trauma, general increase in surgical procedures and dermatological conditions such as scabies, also impacts significantly on the number and type of wounds in our rural, remote and metropolitan communities across Australia.