Heal Not Hurt Pilot a Success

Mölnlycke Health Care, in collaboration with the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust, is to roll out its new initiative ‘Heal Not Hurt’ across the whole of the trust, following a successful pilot. 

Working closely with wound care specialists and nurses, Mölnlycke Health Care has developed this initiative to raise awareness of patient pain and trauma associated with wound care.  East Riding of Yorkshire PCT, the first primary care trust to agree to pilot the new Heal Not Hurt initiative, has seen excellent results.

Simon Barrett, Lead Nurse Tissue Viability, East Riding of Yorkshire PCT, says: “We piloted Heal Not Hurt over a six week period. During the pilot we treated around 120 wounds, which generated some excellent feedback.  From the nurses, the initial concern was that it would create additional paperwork and increase their already busy workloads.  Thankfully this was not the case.  The documentation is simple, easy to follow and adapts well to fit within our existing paperwork. From a patient point of view they were delighted to be asked for their opinion on how to treat their wounds.  Many patients just accept that trauma and pain are a part of having a wound treated.  Heal Not Hurt has proved that this does not always have to be the case.”

The next step for East Riding of Yorkshire PCT is to roll out the Heal Not Hurt initiative across the whole of the PCT.  Once clinical governance has been granted, the initiative will be launched in a series of events at the end of February 2007.

Chris Lane, Senior Marketing Manager at Mölnlycke Health Care, says: “We are really pleased with the results of the pilot.  Mölnlycke Health Care doesn’t just supply

dressings for all stages of wound care. We actually care about patients and how they are treated.  Heal Not Hurt is just one of many initiatives we support in our quest to be the UK’s most trusted wound care supplier.”

For more information on how you can get involved in the Heal Not Hurt initiative, please call Mölnlycke Health Care on 0800 7311 876.

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For further information please contact:

Tracey Halstead, tel: 01663 734 789, mobile: 07876 504 754, email: tracey@indigompr.co.uk

Carol Laing, tel: 01663 735 160, mobile: 07720 895 903, email:

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