Wound Clinics

Assessment, management plans and review of people of all ages with chronic wounds


North South North West Statewide


THS Southern and Northern Regions

People with a  wound failing to heal in eight weeks or not reduced in size by 25% in four weeks

Recurrence of a previously healed chronic wound


  • Foot wounds on diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy will not be assessed or treated in these clinics. Refer to Podiatry Services
  • Patients with burns will not be assessed or treated in these clinics. Refer to Burns Services

THS North West Region

No specific outpatient service. Patients should be referred to General Surgery.

Emergency conditions

Emergency conditions/symptoms include (not an exhaustive list):

  • Spreading cellulitis with systemic signs
  • Rest pain in a person with a diabetic foot ulcer

Please refer to Department of Emergency Medicine

Referral process

A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.

Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.

Referrals are registered by the clinic to whom they are referred and are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines.

Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority:


Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
– Phone: (03) 6777 8302  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
– Phone: 0409 867 492  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
– Phone: 0459 848 725  Fax: (03) 6464 1926
– Phone: (03) 6166 6101  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Urgent / category 1

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar (or Clinic Nurse Monday and Thursday only) to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

Australian and New Zealand Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers Flowchart

Australian Wound Management Association Flowchart for Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury

Australian Wound Management Association patient information brochures:

Eastern Shore Leg Club