Tissue Viability: Specialist Wound Care Clinic
We understand that living with a wound can change your whole life, impairing your work, mobility, sleep and relationships. Wounds can be painful and people living with them can sometimes feel isolated.
We are pleased to introduce a state of the art wound-care service to support patients with slow-to-heal or non-healing wounds (chronic wounds). Wounds can be classified by several different factors including:
- type of injury or underlying conditions
- clinical presentation
- tissue type.
Our specialist, multidisciplinary team can provide support for most wound types including:
- leg ulcers
- pressure ulcers
- chronic surgical wounds
- trauma wounds.
The team will undertake a specialist assessment, reach an accurate differential diagnosis and develop a suitable, patient-centered treatment plan.
When visiting our Wound Care Clinic, on your first consultation you will be seen by both our specialists:
Specialty Vascular Surgery
Dr Jemell Geraghty - Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant
Jemell trained as a nurse at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, (2000-2003) and moved to London to undertake a Masters in Science (MSc) Advancing Practice in Tissue Viability with the University of Hertfordshire (UOH) which she completed in 2008.
Jemell went on to complete a Doctorate in Health Research with UOH which she completed in 2018. Jemell has a clinical background in older adult medicine and rehabilitation, vascular nursing, emergency nursing and tissue viability.
Jemell has worked in both hospital and community settings, private sector and NHS, leading and providing wound care. From 2007 – 2019 Jemell worked in Tissue Viability at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London as Lead Nurse in the last six years.
Dr Geraghty is currently a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Tissue Viability Module Lead at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London and has been connected with King’s College since 2011.
Jemell has an interest in qualitative research methods and narrative inquiry, specifically the stories of marginalised people living with wounds. In 2019-2020 she led a wound care clinic for the homeless population in London and is currently analysing the findings with the aim of dissemination and peer-review publication.
Dr Geraghty sits on the editorial board for the British Journal of Nursing, Tissue Viability panel and has published and presented at national and international level. She has won a number of awards and presented both nationally and internationally in her field. She is a Trustee of the Leg Club Foundation and actively involved in the Legs Matter campaign.