Thames Avenue Surgery

2 Thames Avenue, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 9BW

Current time is 20:07 - Sorry, we're currently closed (see our Opening Times below)

NHS

Telephone: 01634 360486 / 377817

Email: thamesavenue@nhs.net

Wound Care

From 1st July 2021, the Thames Avenue Surgery Nursing Team will be providing simple wound care and removal of staples and sutures for our patients via appointment.

 

Examples of these are ….

 

Simple scalds or burns that may have been assessed by minor injuries but need further dressing.

Post op wound checks and suture and staple removals and assessments

Pilonidal sinus packing post-op

Simple wounds to legs, arms, hands, feet.  ( scalp and face we cannot do)

Dressings to ingrowing toenails post- removal

Boils, whitlows. Large blisters.

Clean grazes, skin tears.

Graft sites.

Dressings to fragile skin that won’t stick or damage the surrounding area.

 

What we can’t do……

 

A walk in emergency service

   Leg ulcer dressings – seen in clinic

Diabetic foot ulcers – seen in clinic

  Serious cuts, lacerations, head wounds, dirty wounds … If you think you might need stitches or to go to A&E, you probably do and we would only send you there anyway.

Chronic exudating wounds already under the care of the wound clinic.

 

We are very happy to be able to offer this more convenient and accessible service for our patients.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:00
    15:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED