Advanced Wound Care
Dr Weir has been an active member of the Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa (WHASA) since its inaugural meeting in 2005. He has served as President of the Association in 2010 and 2011 and is the current chairperson for the Gauteng chapter of the Association. He has also completed the International Interdisciplinary Wound Care Course at the University of Stellenbosch in 2010.

Advanced peripheral vascular disease, chronic venous insufficiency and diabetes can sometimes present with very complex wounds, which requires a team approach. Dr Weir has the advantage of formal training in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Wound Care, which enables him to accurately assess, diagnose and treat the underlying disease responsible for the complex wound. Because he understands the complexity of , he is a member of a larger interdisciplinary team that is able to address not only clinical issues, but also patient centred concerns.

The team will at all times manage a patient with a wound according to the Wound Bed Preparation paradigm:


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Vascular and Hyperbaric Unit, Eugene Marais Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa (012) 335 8651