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Pioneer Wound Healing and Lymphoedema Centre

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Wish Tower House, 1c Edward Road, Eastbourne, BN23 8AS (01323) 735588

Provided and run by:
Pioneer Wound Healing & Lymphoedema Centres

Important: This service was previously registered at a different address - see old profile

All Inspections

05 September 2022

During a routine inspection

This was the first time we rated this service. We rated it as good because:

  • The service had enough staff to care for people using the service and keep them safe. Staff understood how to protect patients from abuse, and managed safety well. The service controlled infection risk well. Staff assessed risks to patients, acted on them and kept good care records. They did not store or prescribe medicines. The service managed safety incidents well and learned lessons from them.
  • Staff provided good care and treatment. Managers made sure staff were competent and supported staff to develop their skills through specialist training for tissue viability, wound care and lymphoedema management. Staff worked well together for the benefit of patients, advised them on how to lead healthier lives and supported them to make decisions about their care.
  • Staff treated patients with compassion and kindness, respected their privacy and dignity, took account of their individual needs, and helped them understand their conditions. They provided emotional support to people using the service and made it easy for people to give feedback. The patients we spoke with were happy with their care and generally felt that they had a brilliant experience using the service.
  • Managers were approachable and had the skills and knowledge to ensure patients received a quality service. Staff understood the service’s vision and values and how to apply them in their work. Staff were clear about their roles and accountabilities, and felt respected, supported and valued. All staff were focused on the needs of patients receiving care.


  • Staff were not fully compliant with all mandatory training.
  • The provider had several policies which were out of date, and staff did not always know where to find them. The provider had no formal clinical supervision policy.
  • Managers did not hold regular team meetings for all staff to share information, learning and feedback to continually improve care to patients. However, staff told us that they had daily safety meetings.