Regional Wounds Victoria

Access to best practice wound management for all regional Victorians

About RWV


Who we are

The Regional Wounds Victoria (RWV) program is a collaborative of Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNCs) who are supported by the Australian Government, Department of Health and the Victorian Government. These roles provide a service to over 96% of the Victorian land mass, and whose clientele include 30% of Victoria’s Commonwealth Home Support Program (cHSP) and Home and Community Care program for Younger People (HACC PYP) clients. RWV work collectively to improve outcomes for Victorians who receive district nursing or high level care in Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services (PSRACS) by:

  1. Developing and maintaining state and national links and networks
  2. Working collaboratively on selected initiatives, to improve outcomes for clients and support services by building capacity in clinicians delivering complex  wound management
  3. Providing leadership, strategic and operational support to other professional bodies

Aims

The aims of Regional Wounds Victoria are to;

  1. Provide onsite and remote consultative services
  2. Facilitate education, training, support and resources regionally and to
  3. Provide access to clinical expertise across the rural regions 

RWV is supported by funding from the Australian and Victorian Governments. The cHSP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

See here for more information regarding the Regional Wound Management Clinical Nurse Consultant Project and 2012 evaluation as part of the Victorian Department of Health Strengthening Wound Care Practice Management Strategy.

Regions

There are five regional Victorian health regions. These are Barwon, Gippsland, Grampians, Hume, and Lodden Mallee. Each of these regions is supported by a member(s) of Regional Wounds Victoria.


RWV Regions


RWV Regions align to the Commonwealth Department of Health's Aged Care Planning Regions, with some minor changes by local agreement at some borders.

Regional Pages

Click appropriate button below for link to regional pages with contact details and other information related to that specific region.

Not sure which region you're in? See diagram below, or list of towns in each regional page.

Map of RWV Regions