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Wound Academy award winner invited to 10 Downing Street

24th October 2014

One of Mölnlycke Health Care's 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 was used as a primary dressing because 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. Following this award and 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's 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

The application process for the 2015 Wound Academy Scholarships and Awards has started. 

For further information please contact:

Lucy Beddoes, Marketing Communications Manager for Mölnlycke Health Care: lucy.beddoes@molnlycke.com

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