30.10.2019

Nursing Times Awards Finalist – Innovation in Chronic Wound Management

A Clinical academic nurse consultant at the Newcastle Hospitals has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award in the Innovation in Chronic Wound Management category.

Fania Pagnamenta has been shortlisted for the prestigious nursing award in recognition of her work around leg ulcer care.

Fania said: “Venus leg ulcers are chronic wounds that affect 1.5% of the population and 3% of most people aged over 80. They are painful, distressing and have a considerable impact on quality of life.

“Most leg ulcers are treated in the community but when patients are admitted to hospital for conditions unrelated to their leg ulcers, their treatment is often stopped.

“My project focussed on developing the skills required for nursing staff to apply compression bandages, improving patient care and maximizing wound healing.”

Alongside Fania teams from the Newcastle Hospitals have been shortlisted in two other categories – Continence Promotion and Care and Patient Safety Improvement.

Good luck to everyone shortlisted.

The Nursing Times Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 30 October 2019.

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