Wound Aware

The Wound Aware website was built to support our annual Wound Awareness Week which has been created to help raise awareness of chronic wounds across Australia. Each year we call on Wounds Australia members, members of the general public, health care professionals and those that have suffered with a chronic wound to show their support throughout the week.


As the peak body for chronic wound prevention and management, Wounds Australia developed the Wound Awareness Week 2021 (WAW21) campaign to reduce patient numbers and costs by:
raising awareness of risks, warning signs and treatments
enhancing the skills of health and aged care workers, while growing our membership
driving changes to health policy

In 2021, the campaign centred on the launch of our 11 Point Plan and its role as a blueprint for governments to improve their management of chronic wounds. We identified simple affordable reforms that allow policy commitments to be quickly fulfilled. Six points deliver directly on our goals for federal health care and state health policy. Five points support recommendations from the Aged Care Royal Commission.

Click here to view the 11 Point Plan

Click here to visit the website