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This leaflet gives advice on preventing wound infections after cardiac surgery.
Until your wounds have completely healed:
Your healthcare provider will look for these signs of infection, which include:
If you notice any of these signs or if you are not sure that your wounds are healing properly, it is important that you contact the hospital as soon as possible for advice.
Level 8a West, Millennium Building 01273 696955 Ext. 65536.
Remember: there are times when no matter how hard you try to prevent infection or take proper care of your surgical wound(s), an infection can develop.
If in doubt please contact Level 8a West ward.
Level 8a West Millennium Building 01273 696955 Ext. 65536
Other people you can call:
This leaflet is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath
The information in this leaflet is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: May 2021
Review Date: February 2024