January 24, 2020

Wounds Canada urges the Government of Ontario to prioritize wound care, ensuring that patient care is equitable,
timely, non-fragmented and accessible across the province

To improve patient care, reduce hospitalizations and lower spending on wounds, key actions must include:

• Developing policies that prevent wounds such as pressure injuries (bed sores) and infected wounds in acute and home care settings
• Providing access to wound care, products and technology that are evidence-based and improve patient outcomes
• Increasing wound-related education for health-care providers, patients and families
• Ensuring Ontario’s interprofessional teams include wound experts
• Implementing wound care pathways from hospitals to home and community care with set measurables, monitoring and evaluation

For more information, view the complete document outlining Wounds Canada's recommendations.

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