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:
The aims of Regional Wounds Victoria are to;
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.
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.