Wound Care and Lymphoedema Service

We are the Bury Wound Care and Lymphoedema Service and we aim to provide high quality and evidence-based assessment, management, treatment and prevention for people who have a wound, leg ulcer or lymphoedema.

More specifically, we provide:

  • Wound care following an operation
  • Management of leg ulcers
  • Assessment of lower limb circulation
  • Assessment and advice
  • Equipment to aid your recovery and prevent pressure ulcers, e.g. mattresses and other protection devices

The service is for people aged 16 years above who are registered with a Bury GP.

To access the service, please speak to your GP or another health professional who can refer you.  Referral contact details are provided below.

Clinic locations

We work as part of a township team, but provide care right across Bury. Clinics are delivered at:

  • Moorgate Primary Care Centre
  • Prestwich Health Centre
  • Radcliffe Primary Care Centre
  • Tottington Health Centre
  • Townside Primary Care Centre
  • Whitefield Health Centre 

We will discuss an appropriate appointment time and location with you.

Prevention

We have a key focus on prevention, particularly in relation to lymphoedema, to reduce the risk of your condition becoming worse.

We work closely with Pennine Care’s Podiatry Service, to provide joined up care to people with a high risk foot condition.  

You will receive a treatment plan detailing the care you are receiving, any medication and changes in your condition.  This will ensure that all healthcare professionals involved in your care are fully informed and up to date.

Self-care and education

We aim to provide you with advice and information to enable you to better manage your own condition. 

The aim is to support you to feel more confident, have greater independence and a better quality of life overall.  

We also provide advice, information and training to professionals who are involved in caring for people with a wound, ulcer or lymphoedema, to equip them with the necessary skills.  Training topics include pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, wound management products, aspects of wound assessment and more.  

Contact Information

Address
Holcome House, Fairfield General Hospital
Rochdale Old Road
Bury
BL9 7TD
Tel:
0300 323 3316 (option 2 for BMCSpoa.fax@nhs.net )
Fax:
0207 019 7414

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 8.30am to 5pm

Referral Methods

  • GP
  • Health professional
  • Social care professional