Silver Chain collaborates to launch Wound Healing Institute Australia
The Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) recently launched the new Wound Healing Institute Australia (WHIA) to improve the life and health of Australians with wounds by supporting health professionals, clients and carers.
WHIA is the realisation of the vision of Silver Chain, Curtin University and WA Health and is an exciting evolution of the former WoundsWest which aimed to improve wound prevention and management throughout Western Australia through services and research.
Silver Chain General Manager, Health WA, Mark Cockayne said the commitment of all three partners enabled WoundsWest to achieve its status in Western Australia.
“Now the creation of WHIA will provide the opportunity to continue to improve the treatment and management of chronic wounds at a national and international level through services such as online education, research, telehealth and compliance audits,” Mark explained.
“There is a lot of work to do to ensure WHIA is viable and sustainable into the future and Silver Chain is pleased to be playing a role in ensuring its success.”
WHIA will help translate the research outcomes of the Wound CRC. Through our involvement with WHIA, Silver Chain will seek to enhance wound care outcomes for the Australian community.