Wounds Australia’s is committed to developing and driving change in the health and aged care systems to improve the health outcomes for people living with wounds, their families, communities and the highly qualified health care professionals who support, care and treat them.
The Wounds Australia Advocacy Program is built on evidence-based research and the expertise and experience of our members. Our plans and strategies have been developed to deliver results. Our focus is on driving much-needed change at the national, state, territory and local levels by working with Members of Parliament, Government Departments, wound care manufacturers and other important stakeholders.
Wounds Australia continues to expand our influence and impact with decision makers in order to deliver improvements in the prevention, treatment and management of wounds.
Wounds Australia’s Advocacy activities includes policy development, branding and key messages, media management and key activities such as Wounds Awareness Week and the Wounds Australia Conference.
Our 11 Point Plan to fight Chronic Wounds identifies the challenges of wound care, current issues and – most importantly – the solutions that governments can adopt to support clinicians and those living with wounds.
Our 2022-23 Federal Budget Submission drills down into the essential actions the Government needs to implement to drive systemic change and improvements in wound prevention, treatment and management.
Both the 11 Point Plan and the Federal Budget Submission have been well-received and have bipartisan support.
Key solutions developed by Wounds Australia include:
- Medicare funding for the treatment of chronic wounds in primary health care
- Subsidised wound products (dressings and related products) for people at risk of venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and people aged 65+
- Raising awareness of chronic wounds through a public health campaign
- Wound care training for primary health care and aged care workforces, particularly in rural and remote areas.
- Mapping of care pathways for chronic wound care
- Introducing wound care modules into medical, allied health and aged care degrees and qualifications.
Wounds Australia, as the peak body for wound prevention, treatment and management, is focussed on delivering systemic improvements for health care practitioners , individuals living with wounds, their families and the communities in which they work and live.
To support Wounds Australia and the important work we do to drive change, contact our office on 1800 870 855 or email [email protected].