Wound Awareness Week news centre.

Find all your Wound Awareness Week updates here. Have a news story for us? Email us now!


 

Stay updated.

Stay updated on news, reviews and innovations in global wound care. Subscribe to receive our e-newsletter, The Gauzette, every fortnight.

Subscribe

 
 

 
Our Parliament House Wound Forum - in pictures
Thursday, 14 September 2023
Please enjoy these pictures of our inaugural Wound Forum breakfast at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 12 September. It was attended by a range...
Is it wrong that these wound cakes are making us hungry?
Sunday, 10 September 2023
Take a look at these incredible Wound Awareness Week Big Oozie Bake Off creations! Proof that Wounds Australia's members and supporters are not just...
Indira Naidoo chats all things wounds on ABC NSW & ACT Evenings
Saturday, 9 September 2023
ABC Radio's Indira Naidoo spoke to Wounds Australia's Hayley...
Thanks to our Friday Partner 3M!
Friday, 8 September 2023
3M has hosted a week of professional learning events and celebrations around Australia during Wound Awareness Week 2023, plus a Big Oozie Bake Off morning...
What does a wound care nurse do? Hayley Ryan talks to the ANMJ.
Friday, 8 September 2023
In a Q&A with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal this week, wound care clinician and Wounds Australia Board Chair Hayley Ryan talked about...
Australian health care facing 'a national emergency': expert
Thursday, 7 September 2023
A costly crisis in Australia’s health care system could be relieved by establishing a national wound care framework, according to a wound care expert...
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office Professor Alison McMillan's Wound Awareness Week message
Thursday, 7 September 2023
Thanks to Professor McMillan for highlighting some key issues around wound care in Australia, including the recent announcement of a scheme designed to...
Thanks to our Thursday partner Mölnlycke!
Thursday, 7 September 2023
Check out Mölnlycke's shares and resources on their dedicated Wound Awareness Week partner page....
Check out these Big Oozie Bake Off legends!
Wednesday, 6 September 2023
It's been a big week for Bake Offs so far, with workplaces all over Australia starting much-needed conversations about hard-to-heal wounds... while...
Meet our Wednesday Partner Smith+Nephew!
Wednesday, 6 September 2023
A big thank you to the team at Smith+Nephew for sharing some fascinating resources this...
Thanks to these Bake Off legends!
Monday, 4 September 2023
These generous supporters were the first 10 people to register their Big Oozie Bake Off morning teas with us. They'll be raising funds to help Wounds...
Finding wound care advice 'a challenge': Wound Champion Isabella Fitzgibbon's story
Sunday, 3 September 2023
The caring role was familiar to Bella Fitzgibbon, who had already nursed her grandfather during palliative care a few years before her 83-year-old grandmother...
Counting the personal cost of living with wounds: Wound Champion Mia-Rose Etita's story
Sunday, 3 September 2023
Ten-year-old Mia-Rose Etita was born with a rare form of lymphoedema, a condition causing leg swelling that requires constant care and attention, and frequent...
MEDIA RELEASE: Wound Awareness Week 2023 begins next week
Friday, 1 September 2023
Peak body calls for Australia to get wound care RIGHT! Wound Awareness Week 2023 is 4–10 SeptemberFor immediate release: 3pm AEST, Friday 1 September...
A spider bite led to a 9-year wound ordeal: Wound Champion Jenna Allen's story (Vic)
Monday, 28 August 2023
In 2014, Jenna Allen was bitten by a redback spider while volunteering for the CFA. She was admitted to the ICU but her wound became severely infected....
Carers struggling to have voices heard: Wound Champion Debe Thomas's story (NSW)
Monday, 28 August 2023
Ron Thomas cared for his wife Debe – who lives with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia – for many years, taking on some of the...
'The dishwasher can wait': seek professional wound care advice at the RIGHT time
Monday, 28 August 2023
This Wound Awareness Week, we're asking Australia to get wound care RIGHT! The RIGHT diagnosis and the RIGHT treatment at the RIGHT time.

If...
Busting wound care myths this Wound Awareness Week
Thursday, 24 August 2023
Lots of wounds can be healed with the right diagnosis and treatment at the right time, but many Australians living with wounds just don't get the advice...
Incorrect treatment can worsen wounds: Wound Champion Danielle Bewley's story (WA)
Wednesday, 23 August 2023
Confusion around Danielle Bewley’s burn wound treatment highlights dangerous gaps in the knowledge of Australian clinicians.

Badly burned...
FREE Big Oozie Bake Off host kits - going fast
Tuesday, 22 August 2023
We're delighted to share that people all over the country have met the call to host gold coin fundraiser morning teas, and are registering their events...
Wound Awareness Week Lunch Bytes series revealed
Monday, 21 August 2023
In 2023, more Australians than ever are living with hard-to-heal wounds. Given that we know many wounds can be healed with the RIGHT diagnosis and the...
2023 theme reveal: Let's get wound care RIGHT!
Sunday, 13 August 2023
We're pleased to share our 2023 Wound Awareness Week theme.

'Let's get wound care RIGHT! The RIGHT diagnosis and the RIGHT treatment...
READ: Big Oozie Bake Off registrations open soon!
Sunday, 6 August 2023
The Big Oozie Bake Off morning tea fired appetites and imaginations during Wound Awareness Week 2022, as the incredible creations pictured below show....
WATCH: Wound Awareness Week on ABC News
Saturday, 5 August 2023
It's been a whirlwind Wound Awareness Week, but Wounds Australia Chair Hayley Ryan found the time to drop by the ABC studios in Sydney to talk about...
READ: Senator David Pocock joins our community forum
Thursday, 25 August 2022
A big thank you to Independent ACT Senator David Pocock for joining us last week at a community forum to explore our country's chronic wounds problem,...
READ: Wound Champions David and Carleen (NSW)
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Sydneysider David had complained about pain in his legs and feet for more than 12 months before a GP finally examined him properly, finding no pulse at...
READ: Wounds Australia meets Leanne Castley MLA in Wound Awareness Week
Saturday, 20 August 2022
Our meetings with policymakers continued this week, with Wound Awareness Week Ambassador Professor Fiona Wood AM sitting down with Leanne Castley MLA...
READ: Building consensus for system-level change
Friday, 19 August 2022
Photo caption: Hayley Ryan, Professor Fiona Wood and Minister Stephen-Smith, August 2022

A key part of Wounds Australia's role as a national...
Wound Champion: Lyn Prior shares her story
Friday, 19 August 2022
Lyn from Eudunda in South Australia has been dealing with an open wound on her leg for nearly two years. Lyn’s wound grew in size while dressing...
EXPLORE: Oozie takes over Australia!
Thursday, 18 August 2022
The Big Oozie Bake Off has fired imaginations (and appetites) all over the country this week. Check out some of these incredible creations!

The...
READ: Wounds Australia meets Minister Mark Butler MP
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Wounds Australia was pleased to meet with The Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and...
Living with lifelong wounds: Wound Champion David Ricardo's story (Vic)
Thursday, 11 August 2022
Geelong-based David suffered third degree burns to 97 per cent of his body after being trapped under a rolled tractor. His injuries led to nine months...
View all as list