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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Pressure Ulcers

All patients admitted to our organization have a full skin inspection to ensure measures are put in place to prevent skin damage.

Pressure ulcers are localised injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissue as a result of pressure. They are sometimes known as bedsores. They can be classified into four grades, with 1 being the least severe and 4 being the most severe. We record pressure ulcer developing after 24hours as hospital acquired.

In July 2017 the following pressure ulcers were acquired during hospital stays:

July 2017


Grade 2


Grade 3


Grade 4