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Pioneer Wound Healing and Lymphoedema Centres


Pioneer Wound Healing & Lymphoedema Centres are the UK’s largest expert wound healing and lymphoedema team and are leaders in the two specialities with many decades of specialist experience between us. Headquartered in Sussex, we have, for the past 25 years been delivering evidence-based wound and lymphoedema treatment and consistently achieve what we believe are the best healing outcomes in the UK for chronic wounds. On behalf of the NHS, we deliver world-class care from our centres across the UK and we also work alongside colleagues in hospitals, hospices, community nursing, Nursing Homes and GP Practices.

Private Patient Self referral

Whether you or a loved one is dealing with a non-healing wound or persistent swelling we’re here to help.

The UK has an aging population which means that the numbers of patients affected by wounds increases year-on-year. In many cases treatment is a long and drawn out process with mixed healing outcomes. The team at Pioneer have specialist knowledge and are experts in advanced techniques to be able to successfully treat patients, resulting in improved quality of life and usually significantly faster healing times. Not only that, we also train and support other staff outside Pioneer too.
We support the NHS in England by increasing capacity in the areas of pressure ulcer prevention/ treatment, complex wound management and lymphoedema services. We deliver these partnerships by sharing specialist staff in person and via telehealth.
Friendly nurse talking to senior patient

Through these collaborations we aim to increase the capacity of the specialist services provided for a set period of time. We share our outcomes in peer reviewed journals and our most recent healing times for patients with lower limb venous and lymphovenous ulcers was a mean average of 78 days. We are committed to providing a positive experience for our patients and their families and we monitor feedback directly from our patients and the staff we support.

We have the UK’s largest dedicated wound Healing and lymphoedema centre in Eastbourne. We also have a centre in Horsham and operate from multiple other sites in West Sussex. Our new Midlands wound healing and lymphoedema centre opens in March 2024.

Types of conditions Pioneer treats

At Pioneer we specialise in treating patients suffering with:

  1. Leg ulcers
  2. Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
  3. Wounds from surgery or procedures
  4. Wounds on the feet, non-Diabetic and Diabetic patients
  5. Skin/wound infections (Cellulitis)
  6. Lymphoedema (persistent swelling anywhere on the body)
  7. Lipoedema (out of proportion body shape with painful limbs)
  8. Other skin conditions related to the above

You may have been dealing with a wound for a long time and do not yet know the type of wound you have. We can also support you in getting this diagnosis.

How to access our services:

  1. Patients in parts of East and West Sussex can access our clinics via their General Practitioner – this service is funded by NHS Sussex Integrated Care Board (ICB).
  2. NHS Colleagues from within Sussex but outside the area covered by Sussex ICB funding or from ICBs outside Sussex can refer patients too – this service can be obtained via the Shared Business Services (SBS) Framework. Contact us for more information.
  3. Self-referring, Self-Funding Patients can refer themselves and pay for their treatment at NHS rates. Patients can be seen in Sussex or the Midlands Wound Healing and Lymphoedema Centres.

Clinic Information

Pioneer Wound Healing
and Lymphoedema Centre
6 Brighton Road
RH13 5BB

Phone: 01403 334332

Pioneer Wound Healing and Lymphoedema Centre
Wish Tower House
1c Edward Road
BN23 8AS

Phone: 01323 735588

For general enquiries please use the form on our contact page. Please do not send any patient information to this email address.