NHS Sussex is looking to change how long-term limb wounds are cared for close to home


NHS Sussex are asking patients and their carers to join a two-hour online workshop to hear about how they would like to improve wound care in the future across Sussex.

They are offering £20 in Love to Shop Vouchers to participants as a thank you for participants' time and input.

The new proposed way of providing the service would help people’s wounds – especially leg wounds – heal more quickly than under existing services. This work has also taken account of the current service offer, and would improve the process, make the service consistent, and improve patient outcomes. It would also reduce the number of times patients need to be seen, freeing up valuable time for staff and services.

NHS Sussex would like to hear from people who have used NHS services for wound care, and those who have cared for someone who has needed care for a wound. NHS Sussex would also like to hear from people who may be impacted by any changes proposed including:

  • those living in rural areas
  • people from areas of deprivation
  • older people
  • minority ethnic communities
  • people with an interest in improving health outcomes for people in Sussex

There will be a range of ways to get involved including through a survey, a broad workshop in December and a series of workshops looking at themes including travel and transport in the new year.

The first workshop will be held online via Teams on Thursday 14th December between 5-7pm and NHS Sussex would like to extend an invitation for you to join to share any experiences of wound care (where applicable), hear about the proposed changes and discuss possible benefits and disadvantages to the proposed changes.

NHS Sussex will be offering each participant £20 Love to Shop voucher for their time and input.


Published: Nov 20, 2023