Tissue Viability Service

The Sutton Health and Care Tissue Viability Service cares for all patients with complex, non-healing wounds in the community throughout the borough of Sutton, working in collaboration with the primary care networks (PCNs); Wallington (PCN) Carshalton (PCN) Central Sutton/Cheam and South Sutton (PCN). 

The Tissue Viability Service is a friendly, approachable highly experienced team of nurses working in Tissue Viability with years of experience working in the NHS:

  • We ensure that the care provided is delivered to a high standard, research and evidence based.
  • We aim to work towards an improved wound care journey for our Sutton patients. We endeavour to reduce pressure ulcers, heal complex wounds in a timely manner and reduce leg ulcers, prevalence, and lymphedema cases.
  • We follow guidance and protocols lain down by national and local policies in general nursing and tissue viability, wound care.
  • We treat all patients and clinicians with respect, dignity and awareness of the diverse communities we serve.

We visit patients in GP premises, home settings and nursing/residential homes in Sutton. We also run a clinic on at the Jubilee Health Centre. The team is available Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Please note  we are not an emergency service.

If you have urgent concerns please speak with the allocated GP, call NHS 111 or refer to another service.

We work closely with Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust (ESTH), Surrey Downs Health and care (SDHC) and are part of the wider Tissue Viability Service (ESTH). We also work very closely with the community nursing teams associated with the local general practices.  We work across all sites and provide support and training to patients, carers and employers alike.

Before referring to our service please see our Tissue Viablility Referral Criteria.docx [docx] 2MB  we will visit and offer advice/treatment in a timely way.

Please consider using our service, we look forward to meeting you and your clients. Click here to make a referral.

For more information, please email esth.shc-referrals@nhs.net