Transitioning traditions this Christmas

Transitioning traditions this Christmas

Christmas can be an exciting yet often stressful time for all involved. There’s lots to think about and plenty of planning required, but most families tend to share the load; one person might cook a potato bake while someone else brings dessert. As time goes on...
Top festive injuries & how to avoid them

Top festive injuries & how to avoid them

Ladder injuries One of the main reasons people will end with injuries over the festive period is due to falls from ladders. According to the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, nearly 5,000 Australians are admitted to hospital each year as a result of...
How to prevent & care for foot wounds

How to prevent & care for foot wounds

Prevent and care for foot wounds  One pair must last a lifetime – take good care of them and they will look after you With the rising incidence of diabetes it is essential that everyone has a greater understanding of what constitutes good foot care. People...
How to prevent a wound infection

How to prevent a wound infection

How to prevent a wound infection Any wound from amputation or other surgery is at risk of becoming infected because the skin opening can allow germs or dirt to enter the bloodstream. A wound infection can cause tenderness or pain, fever, redness, swelling and/or...
Wound Odours & Effective Management

Wound Odours & Effective Management

Coping with wound odours can be extremely challenging and have a profound negative effect on the patient, and their family at time when more support is needed. Wound odour can diminish appetite and activity and when masked with sprays or fragrances can set up an...