Wound Awareness Week 2024 is 2–8 September!
Every year, passionate supporters around the country take part in advocating for improved wound care for more Australians. Will you join us?
our 2023 theme
Let's get wound care RIGHT!
The RIGHT diagnosis
and the RIGHT treatment
at the RIGHT time.
Our 2023 theme tells us:
- Many wounds can be healed with the right diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner
- Understanding the wound warning signs will help you know when to seek professional advice
- There are many sources of good advice - and many bad ones
- Specialised wound care education and training for healthcare professionals is essential
Australia's hidden epidemic:
Wounds cost Australia's health and aged care budgets more than $6 billion annually.
More than 450,000 Australians suffer with wounds each year.
Wounds can happen to anyone, but there are some factors that increase your risk.
Meet our Ambassador
Former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Wood AM shares the facts about chronic wounds.