Tissue Viability

Our Trust Tissue Viability Service (TVS) is a nurse-led specialist service for inpatients and patients within the community of City and Hackney. Our expert  nurses (TVNs) see patients in their own homes, health centres, nursing homes and in our hospital.They provide advice and support to nursing and healthcare professionals, aiming to develop and improve practice and raise the quality and standards of care in tissue viability.

The services we provide include

  • advice on complex wound management (e.g. treatment and dressing choices).
  • leg ulcer assessment and management
  • pressure ulcer assessment and management
  • negative pressure wound therapy 
  • education and training
  • clinical audit
  • wound care guidelines and policy provision

Pressure ulcers: Information, guidance and resources for patients and carers 
Visit our dedicated pressure ulcer webpage for information and advice aimed at patients and carers about how to manage and prevent pressure ulcers occurring.
Click here to visit our pressure ulcers webpage. 

Referral Information
We accept referrals from GPs, district nurses, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals. Please note that we do not accept self-referrals.
The referral form must be completed and sent to huh-tr.ACNreferrals@nhs.net or faxed to 0207 014 7274. When completing the referral please ensure that you add the following information: Type of wound, Treatment - historical and current and completed wound assessment form or detailed information regarding wound care. Also, ensure that summary of past medical history/ medication, reason for referral and current care plan is included on the referral – without this the referral will not be accepted.

All referrals received will be triaged according to our Triage tool and seen/advice provided in the agreed timeframes.

Contact us
Services are offered in our clinics and health centres, patients’ homes, care homes, nursing homes, community hospital wards, and GP practice nurse surgeries. 
Always contact the central admin team:
Tel: 0207 683 4144
Fax: 0207 014 7274

Hospital site
Tissue Viability Service
Homerton University Hospital
Clifden House Office N7
Homerton Row
E9 6SR

Community Site
Tissue Viability Service
Homerton University Hospital
Fountayne Road Health Centre
Fountayne Road
N16 7EA.
Opening times
Monday to Friday
From 8am till 4pm excluding Bank Holidays.