Wounds and the caring of patients with wounds have undoubtedly improved in leaps and bounds over the last 20th Century. As a country rapidly taking on the responsibility of a developed nation, and the authorities predict that an aging population is set to increase as a percentage over the larger Singapore number.
Chronic Wounds in particular tend to be more prevalent in this sector of the population. The management of these patients will need to be guided by the current and relevant advances made by researches and the experience of the greater medical community of the world as a whole.
Moreover, these advances need to be checked and verified by scientific means. The establishment of the Wound Healing Society, Singapore is an endeavour to bring to the Singapore Medical Community awareness of the problem that will befall us in larger numbers in the years to follow. For example, the scourge of diabetes mellitus, accompanied by the myriad of complications as the disease advances, will challenge the nation and its people on developing the most efficacious and cost-effective way of managing the chronic wounds that are a common feature of this disease.
Across the spectrum of medical, paramedical and nursing careers, personnel will be confronted with these patients. How we deal with them must of necessity be a concerted front so that results will have some uniformity and instil in our patients the confidence that the wound care by our professionals is reliable and at the cutting edge of progress in wound care.
Welcome to the official website of the Wound Healing Society (Singapore). WHSS is member of The Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA), an alliance of wound associations in the Pan Pacific region that have a common goal to reduce suffering from wounds. We became an entity on the 16th October 1999 with 66 participants from various health-related professionals and companies.