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Outpatient Services

Outpatient Clinics


 Location Sessions

General Wound Clinic

Cardiff Royal Infirmary,  Main Outpatients

Tuesday (08.30 – 12.30)

Complex Wound Clinic

University Hospital of Wales, Suite 3, Main Outpatients

Wednesday (13.30 – 16.30

The types of wounds referred include:

  • Category 3 and 4 pressure ulcers
  • Leg ulcers where standard treatment has failed to heal these wounds within 8 – 12 weeks
  • Acute wounds e.g. Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Pilonidal Sinus, Dehisced abdominal wounds
  • Non-healing or deteriorating surgical wounds
  • Wounds where a malignancy is suspected
  • Wounds without a definitive diagnosis
  • Malignant and fungating wounds

Every year we receive a number of referrals from out of the area. Referrals to the Outpatient Wound Healing Service will only be accepted from Specialist Nurses and Podiatrists referring within Cardiff and Vale UHB. However, GP and Consultant referrals can be accepted from both within Cardiff and Vale UHB and out of area.

Referrals to the Cardiff Outpatient Service should be made using our Wound Healing Referral Form. Please also refer to the Guidance on completing the Referral Form.

In addition to the above clinics, we also offer a wound healing service in Aneurin Bevan Health Board. This includes a multi-disciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic which is held every Monday morning in Richmond House (adjacent to the Royal Gwent Hospital) in Newport and a General Wound Clinic held in the main outpatients department of St Woolos Hospital every Monday afternoon.

All our clinics are supported by the Health Boards Medical Photography Department. This has allowed us to develop a large library of clinical images of wounds to be used as a clinical resource as well as for a wide range of teaching applications and publications.

As the WHRU is actively involved in research, occasionally patients attending clinics may be asked to participate in a clinical research study or a teaching session involving the many national and international visitors/students the Unit hosts. Patients are reassured that they are under no obligation to be involved in either and, as always, full consent is sought.

Following each outpatient visit, a letter is sent to the General Practitioner outlining the treatment the patient has received.