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Simons Town, Harbour Bay Medical Centre

Harbour Bay Medical Centre,
Simon's Town

Any chronic, non-healing, post operative wounds are welcome!

What We Do

We work with healing hands and caring hearts to give a holistic approach towards each patient.

Each patient is treated individually by a trained, skilled and experienced wound care practitioner whom is up to date with the newest products and technology. A wound treated by a specialist with the correct dressings does have a decrease healing rate, saving not only time but money as well.

Gentle, individual care is promised and treatment can also be done in the comfort of your own home when then patient is unable to physically come to the clinic.

Relationships are built not only with the patients but also with the families and the caretakers.

Each patient is treated individually by a trained, skilled and experienced wound care practitioner whom is up to date with the newest products and technology. A wound treated by a specialist with the correct dressings does have a decrease healing rate, saving not only time but money as well.

Gentle, individual care is promised and treatment can also be done in the comfort of your own home when then patient is unable to physically come to the clinic.

Wound Care Services

The clinic strive to deliver evidence based, cost effective wound care. Any chronic, non-healing, post operative wounds are welcome!

Non Healing Chronic Wounds
Non Healing Chronic Wounds

A non healing wound is generally defined as a wound that will not heal within four weeks or one that proceeds through the wound healing process without restoring anatomic and functional results. If an acute wound is not treated by a professional wound care practitioner who can apply the correct dressings wounds may develop into a chronic wound. Correct care from the start prevents delay in healing time and is cost effective.

Burn Wounds
Burn Wounds

A burn wound is an injury to the flesh caused by such things as heat, chemicals, friction or electricity. Burn wound care is important to avoid infection and help the healing process. Application of cold water direct after a burn is crucial, never use toothpaste or butter on burn wounds and rush to the emergency unit as fast as possible with the burn victim.

Venous/Arterial Ulcers
Venous/Arterial Ulcers

These wounds are caused by venous insufficiency and occur due to the valves in the veins, usually legs, not functioning normal. It may be inherited or due to aging, injury, obesity and blood clots. Compression bandages are a suitable treatment for the patient to increase blood flow and decrease swelling and oedema. Venous ulcers can be complicated to heal if not treated with the correct education as well as products.

Burn Wounds
Skin Tears

Skin tears are caused by shear, friction and/or blunt force resulting in separation of skin layers. It can be partial-thickness or full thickness of both the epidermis and dermis from underlying structures. Apply immediate pressure to relieve bleeding and elevate the limb if possible. Thorough cleansing of the wound area is important to reduce the risk of infection. Seek help from a wound care practitioner to increase healing.

Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Diabetic Foot Ulcers

All diabetics are at risk of developing foot ulcers and could have serious implications. It is an open sore or wound which occurs commonly in patients with diabetes on the bottom of the foot. The foot ulcer looks like a red crater in the skin and is surrounded by a border of thickened, callused skin. Offloading is important if the ulcer is under the foot, treatment should not be delayed as severe complications can occur if left.

Pressure Injuries
Pressure Injuries

A pressure injury happens when force is applied on the surface of the skin. This force can be a constant pressure on an area of skin or a dragging force between the skin and another surface. Pressure relieving devices are available as well as good education towards the carer on how to alleviate pressure. Wound care products can assist in protecting the skin and preventing pressure injuries to develop.

Fungating or Cancer Wounds
Fungating/Cancer Wounds

Fungating malignant wounds are caused by the infiltration of the skin and is supporting blood and lymph vessels by a local tumour, or results from metastatic spread from a primary tumour. This presentation is often seen in untreated tumours or sometimes with the recurrent cancer. Odour control of the wound and the comfort of the patient are crucial to consider when treating the wound.

Negative Pressure
Negative Pressure (VAC)

This method refers to a therapeutic technique using a suction dressing to remove excess exudation and promote healing in an acute or chronic wound. The therapy involves the controlled application of sub-atmospheric pressure to the local wound environment using a sealed wound dressing connected to a vacuum pump. The therapy requires skill and knowledge and can only be done by a trained professional health care worker.

Post Surgical Wounds
Post Surgical Wounds

A surgical wound is a cut or incision in the skin usually made by a scalpel during surgery. The size of the wound may vary depending on the severity of the operation. Few main reasons for the wound to not heal or have complications may be due to, poor circulation, infection, edema, insufficient nutrition or repetitive trauma to the wound. Wound care direct after surgery with the correct dressings can help prevent these complications and speed up recovery time. Moist wound healing would be recommended with the best new technology wound care products.

We manage your Medical Aid claims for you so you can rest assured about
your treatment cover.

All claims will be done on behalf of the patient directly to the medical aid after authorization has been received.
This practice charge medical aid rates

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