Chronic wounds left untreated due to huge out of pocket expenses

EW
Updated August 27 2021 - 1:04pm, first published 1:00pm
Many older Australians are missing out on wound care because of out of pocket expenses.
Many older Australians are missing out on wound care because of out of pocket expenses.

More than 420,000 people in Australia develop a chronic wound each year with some patients needing to spend thousands in out of pocket costs for dressings and wound products.

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Eileen Wood

Senior Journalist

I'm a senior news journalist at The Senior newspaper, the leading publication bringing targeted news on issues affecting older Australians. We cover NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, SA and WA. If you have a story idea I would love to hear it. You can email me: eileen.wood@thesenior.com.au or phone The Senior 02-4355-5000, mob. 0487 495 805

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