The development of a chronic wound consumables program, and educational scholarships, were announced in last year’s federal budget, as one of the Strengthening Medicare initiatives for increasing access to primary care. The wound program, which will start on 1 May 2025, is for people with a chronic wound and diabetes aged 65 and older, or 50 and older for First Nations Peoples.

The scholarships are for primary care nurses and Aboriginal health workers to equip them with the critical skills needed to tackle complex wound management, enhance patient recovery, and reduce hospital stays.

The Australian College of Nursing has been selected as the scholarship provider, with the following offerings:

  • Practical Short Courses: Master the skills needed for immediate impact in wound treatments. Open now.
  • Graduate Certificates: Deepen your understanding of effective wound care strategies. Open in 2025.
  • Masters of Wound Care: Become a thought leader in wound care education and clinical practiceOpen in 2025.

Learn more and apply for a short course.

Murray PHN will continue to provide updates as they are received.

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