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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dermatology Ward and Daycare Unit

Most patients with skin conditions can be treated by themselves in the outpatient setting.

A proportion of those patients with more severe skin conditions may require hospital based treatments with creams which are difficult or messy to apply at home, or treatment with phototherapy. These treatments are carried out by our specialist dermatology nurses on our daycase unit. This operates in the mornings and evenings, thereby allowing patients to attend at a time convenient to them.

Very occasionally, patients with very severe skin disease may require hospital based treatment. Again this can be provided locally in our dedicated dermatology inpatient ward at Clatterbridge. All care will be provided by dedicated dermatology nurses who are highly experienced in managing skin disease. The expertise of our ward is well recognised and as a result the unit is also used by the Countess of Chester consultants for the care of those patients from West Cheshire.

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