Wound Academy award winner invited to 10 Downing Street

Wound Academy award winner invited to 10 Downing Street

October 23 2014

One of our Wound Academy winners this year was Wendy Luke, Deputy Manager at Chester Court Care Home. Wendy outlined a case study of a patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It showed how Wendy and the team had worked together to find a suitable dressing that would both maintain the seal on her ventilation mask, and allow treatment to be applied to the small pressure ulcer on her face. Mepitel® One as a primary dressing was used as it could be removed without pain or trauma. The wound healed, and the patient continued to use the dressing prophylactically.

Wendy was presented with her award by Dr David Foster, Deputy Director of Nursing for NHS England, who tweeted the Director of the Barchester Group (whom she works for), telling him about Wendy’s achievement. We are delighted to report that, following her innovative achievements and award, and this further exposure on social media, Wendy Luke has been invited to 10 Downing Street to have tea with the Prime Minister, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Nursing in the Healthcare sector. Mölnlycke Health Care are tremendously proud of all our Wound Academy winners, and look forward to this year’s applications.

The application process for the 2015 Wound Academy Scholarships and Awards has started. Please contact us for further information on how to apply. 

The wound care academy awards aim to celebrate innovation in patient care, whether through a patient case study or service improvement. Rewarding the winners with a bursary and providing mentorship through the academy enables them to carry out personal and professional development.