Wound and Ostomy Care
The Center for Wound Healing at Exeter Hospital provides a comprehensive outpatient treatment approach, combining evidenced-based treatment techniques, patient education, and support to maximize the wound healing process.
The types of wounds treated include:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Problem surgical wounds
- Radiation wounds
- Skin tears
- Ulcers due to poor circulation
- Venous ulcers
For more information about the Center for Wound Healing at Exeter Hospital, call (603) 580-7285. To make an appointment call (603) 580-6966. All primary care physician referrals can be faxed to (603) 580-6919 or to the Wound Center at 580-7286. Patients are no longer required to have a physician referral to make any appointment with the Wound Center.
Medicare and most major insurance companies are accepted. Contact your insurance carrier for specific coverage information.
Exeter Hospital also offers physician directed care for patients with intestinal or urinary diversion. Each case is managed by a board certified ostomy nurse. Services include:
- Pre-operative ostomy site marking and education
- Ostomy self-care education
- Peristomal skin evaluation and care
- Stomal care including problem solving for stomal equipment and fitting, skin irritation, rash, leakage, odor and ulcerations
Ostomy Support Group
This group provides education and support for patients and/or families of individuals who have had an intestinal or urinary diversion. The group meets the 1st Wednesday of every month with the exception of July and August. These monthly meetings are group sessions. If you would like to have a private consultation with the board certified ostomy nurse to evaluate your specific problem(s), you would need to obtain a referral from your physician. To make your consultation appointment with the Wound and Ostomy Clinic call Central Registration at 603-580-6966.
For more information please call Exeter Hospital's Information & Referral at (603)580-6668. This group is provided free of charge.
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