Current appeal: Wound research
What do 400,000 Australians have in common right now?
The answer is a chronic or slow-healing wound. 400,000 Australians, at any given time, are undergoing treatment for wounds.
If you’ve had a chronic wound, or know someone else that has, you know how debilitating they can be.
We need your help to reduce the number of people developing wounds, reduce the time they take to heal, and to reduce the high number of recurrences currently experienced.
Could you help people like Gary?
Gary, a recent client, has peripheral vascular disease, one of the underlying conditions that contributes to wounds. He has now experienced vascular wounds on both feet, one after the other, which healed, but then recurred.
|Help us improve the prevention and healing of wounds
Wounds of all types create huge discomfort for patients and cost Australia’s health system between $2-4 billion a year to treat.
How can you help?
We want your help to help us fund research to find breakthroughs in wound treatment and help improve the lives of thousands of people.
Specifically, we want to understand how to prevent the recurrence for the two main types of wounds, leg ulcers and skin tears.
Silver Chain Group has one of Australia’s largest wound clinical practices devoted to wound best practice.
With your help, we can apply our deep expertise of wound treatment and use evidence-based research to investigate how to stop wounds recurring.
By stopping wound recurrence, we can reduce the distress, discomfort and inconvenience for the thousands of people that will experience repeat wounds in their lifetime.
We are asking for your kind donation to support our wound research and reduce the distress of wound recurrence for many Australians. It could, one day, help you.
If you'd like to support us, see how you can donate or other ways you can get involved. Your donation will help us to create better healing outcomes for people suffering with wounds – you can help us make a real difference.