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


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.

The Regional Wound Management Clinical Nurse Consultant Project was developed by the Victorian Department of Health in  2008 as part of the Victorian Department of Health Strengthening Wound Care Practice Management Strategy and became a permanent program following formal evaluation in 2012.  


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.