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Advocacy

As your peak body for wound care and management it’s our responsibility to drive the change that is needed to reduce the suffering caused by wounds. Wounds Australia is building relationships with key politicians, other peak bodies and government agencies to discuss the rising issue of wounds and how to overcome them.

Recently we released a five point plan which is calling on the Australian government to introduce the following:

  1. Medicare funding for treatment of chronic wounds in primary health care.
  2. Subsidised wound products (dressings and related products) for people at risk of venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and people aged 65+.
  3. Raise awareness of chronic wounds through a public health campaign.
  4. Wound care training for primary health care and aged care workforces, particularly in rural and remote areas.
  5. Mapping of care pathways for chronic wound care.

We strongly believe that if these changes are introduced, the quality of wound care and prevention will change dramatically. If you are interested in reading the full details of the five point plan click here.

Raising Awareness

Each year we also run an annual Wound Awareness Week to raise awareness of chronic wounds in order to reduce the impact they are having on the population. This week draws on health care professionals, carers, Wounds Australia members, wound sufferers and those that are passionate about wound care to come together to educate the general public on wounds and campaign for better wound care services.  You can find out more about this week by clicking here.

Have Your Say

As Wounds Australia members and supporters, we want to hear from you so that we can represent and advocate on your behalf. If you have some ideas or suggestions that you would like to share with us, please contact us here.