Reduction of Pressure Ulcers

Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers on Foxbury Ward September 2020-August 2021 

The national audit of pressure ulcer prevalence in England: a cross sectional study (Wounds UK/ Vol17/ No 4/ 2021) reflects – The overall prevalence of PUs recorded, in terms or proportion of patients with 1 or more PUs, was 9.04% (95% confidence interval (CI) 8.48% to 9.60%).

Pressure ulcer prevalence on Foxbury Ward (Rehabilitation at Foxbury) for the period September 2020-August 2021 reflects 5.38%, which is significantly better than the national prevalence, demonstrating high quality pressure ulcer management and care. This includes deep tissue injuries in the calculation so there is a direct comparison with the research.