‘Wheely good’ campaign for Mersey Care

0 22 Nov 17

16 November 2017 was worldwide pressure ulcer reduction day. Every year over 700,000 people are affected by pressure ulcers (damage to the skin and underlying tissue). Treating pressure ulcers costs the NHS more than £3.8 million every year.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust came together to deliver a pressure reduction roadshow an event delivered by District nurses, community matrons, podiatrists and student nurses from across region. Splinter Design designed T-shirts, stickers, selfie-frames and graphic boards (featuring feet and a bare bottom) to help Mersey Care with their roadshows.

The team of health professionals engaged with over 300 staff and shared educational resources and best practice for reducing the risk of pressure ulcers.

Splinter also produced the Sefton Pressure Ulcer Reminder (SPUR) wheel (the first of its kind in the UK!), which aims to help health professionals improve identification and management of pressure ulcers. The wheel was originally created on the back of a cereal box by a staff member!

Splinter worked around the clock liaising with Mersey Care and suppliers to ensure that all the materials required were produced and delivered on time and within budget.

For pressure ulcers campaign information contact: Mersey Care Communications on t: 0151 471 2336.

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