Expression of Interest: Wound Management Grant Opportunity for General Practices in Wimmera Grampians

General practices located in the Wimmera Grampians region are invited to express their interest in participating in a wound management pilot project. The successful applicants will receive a grant of $9,000 plus funding to cover the purchase of a Doppler Ultrasound machine.

This funding is available as a result of Western Victoria PHN’s (WVPHN) successful application to the Department of Health for funding under the Primary Health Care Development Program.

What is the aim of the project?

The project will work closely with Wounds Australia to use expert industry knowledge and ensure best practice to:

  • Increase health care provider knowledge and skills on the management of wounds, with a particular focus on venous leg ulcers and diabetic feet.
  • Improve patients’ health literacy in the prevention and self-management of wounds.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for general practices applying for the grant are:

  • The practice is located in the Wimmera Grampians region of WVPHN’s catchment.
  • The practice is accredited or working towards same.
  • The practice has the PenCS clinical audit tool installed or is willing to have installed, has a data-sharing agreement with WVPHN or is willing to sign a data-sharing agreement regarding data requirements for this project.
  • The practice agrees to provide protected time for staff/clinicians to participate in the project.

How to Apply

The Expression of Interest documents were emailed to general practices in the Wimmera Grampians region on 10 February 2021 with the closing date for submissions on 2 March 2021.

For further information or to request a copy of the Expression of Interest documents, please contact us on (03) 5222 0870 or email tenders@westvicphn.com.au