Agony of Britons hit by chronic wounds lasting more than three months

The devastating impact of chronic wounds has been laid bare as research reveals that hundreds of thousands of patients suffer with pain and immobility for more than a year.


One in ten sufferers is even taking antidepressants to cope, with many more unable to work or leave the house.


About a million patients are undergoing five dressing changes a week, with 90 per cent of those claiming their quality of life is severely affected.


More than 2.8 million Britons are living with a chronic wound, defined as one that does not heal within three months.

But the ‘new normal’ is that patients are affected for eight months … read more