Our Services A - Z - Tissue Viability Team
About the service
The Tissue Viability service is a nurse led service providing specialist advice and care to patients with or at risk of developing wounds/pressure ulcers.
The service also provides education for patients, carers, and staff around pressure ulcers and wounds.
The service is to aid and support all healthcare professionals who are involved in the management of: complex wounds, chronic and non-healing wounds.
Provide equipment to patients with wound care needs.
The service runs Monday- Friday 9-5pm excluding Bank Holidays .The team provides specialist Tissue Viability knowledge and support to Whiston and St.Helens Hospital, and Newton Hospital.
The team can be contacted on: 0151 4301928. Bleep 7196. The answerphone is checked regularly throughout the day.
Referral to the Tissue Viability team can me made Via :Tissue Viability Referral Form - Click here to download
- About the Team
Lead Tissue Viability Nurse/Equipment pool Manager: Debbie Gleeson. Debbie has been in post as lead TVN since 2000.
Debbie’s working hours are: Monday-Friday 9-5pm
Tel: 0151 4301928
Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist: Victoria Robinson. Vic has been in post since 2017.
Vic’s working hours are Mon, Thurs, Fri 9-5pm
Tel: 0151 4302426
Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse: Dawn Williams. Dawn has been part of the trust since 1980.
Dawn’s working hours are Monday, Wednesday 08.30-4.30pm
Tel: 0151 4302624
Tissue Viability Nurse Advisor: Lesley Easthope. Lesley has an honorary contract with the Trust and works 2 days for us.
Lesley’s working hours are Tuesday, Wednesday 9-5pm
Tissue Viability Nurse Facilitator/Trainer: Sarah Moran: Sarah is the administrator for the TVN service. She is also responsible for educating trust staff in use of pressure relieving/reducing equipment.
Sarah’s working hours are Monday –Friday 9-5pm
Tel: 0151 4304139
Tissue Viability Administrator: Chelsea Heaton. Chelsea works 2 days a week with the team supporting us with tissue viability and equipment duties.
Chelsea’s working hours are Monday and Thursday 9-5pm
Tel: 0151 4301928
The Tissue Viability team are based at:
- Contact Details
The Tissue Viability team aim to respond to referrals within 48-72 hours depending on need. It is vital that referrals are completed fully as they are triaged depending on patient need. Incomplete referrals will be returned to sender to be completed.
To refer to Tissue Viability please complete the form below and return to Tissueviabilityreferrals@sthk:
:Tissue Viability Referral Form Click here
- Relevant Leaflets/Documents/Links
Tissue Viability Referral Form Click here
Page last updated on 19th May 2022