What does the service provide?

The East Lancashire Treatment Room Service provides face to face and a direct point of access for patients requiring specific treatments. 

 The treatments provided are:

  • Wound Care management – Provides assessment and an extensive range of wound care and dressings.
  • Removal of steri-strips, sutures and staples - Provides assessment of wound and removal of steri-strips, sutures and staples following trauma or surgery.
  • Ear care and wax removal - Provides ear assessment and care advice.  Ear syringing if required.
  • Leg ulcer management and treatment – Provides specialist assessment/diagnosis care and treatment of leg ulcers.
What to expect

Appointments or “Open Access urgent dressing clinics” - The Treatment room service offers a combination of appointments and limited “Open Access”, urgent dressing sessions for newly discharged patients when an appointment is not available. It is important that appointments are attended on time. The “ open access” service is available at a number of locations and can be very busy sessions with a waiting time.   Ear syringing and Leg Ulcer Management is by appointment only.

Dressings – Most of the dressings used in the Treatment room are provided by the service. Occasionally there may be a specialist dressing requiring a prescription from your Doctor. The Treatment Room Nurse will assess the wound and apply an appropriate dressing as required.

Ear irrigation for wax removal – Ear care is provided on different days in various centres. Information can be obtained from the Treatment Room for self-care of ears and wax removal and appointments made accordingly. Service users with hearing devices should make an appointment for ear irrigation (syringing).

Leg ulcer treatment – The Treatment Room Nurses are specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of venous leg ulceration.

Where to find us

The Treatment Room Service is open Monday to Friday in most areas, from 8.30am until 5pm.

Most of the treatment rooms are closed Wednesday afternoon. Great Harwood treatment room is closed on the last Wednesday of every month.  However, the treatment room in Clitheroe is open.  

Treatment Rooms at Haslingden, Waterfoot Health Centre and Padiham Health Centre have reduced hours/days for treatment but appointments can be made between 9am and 5pm weekdays.

St. Peters Treatment Room, Burnley has appointments on Saturday mornings from 9am until 12noon. For wound care only and appointments on Mondays and Thursdays, the service is available from 5pm until 6.30pm .

Appointments  can be made directly with the Health Centre Reception at any of the named Health Centres via  telephone or face to face. Patients can attend any centre listed below.

Contact us

Central booking number for wound care clinics only – 01254 282255 between 8.30am and 5 pmMon-Fri. (Please note that the service clinics do not operate directly from this number and  state clearly which treatment room you require the booking to be made at.) Appointments  not for wound care cannot be made on the Central booking number.

Colne Health Centre 01282 805834
Yarnspinners Primary Care Centre   01282 805778
St Peter’s Primary Care Centre   01282 805920
Padiham Health Centre 01282 805692
Kiddrow Lane Health Centre 01282 805672
Haslingden Health Centre   01706 235417
Rossendale Primary Care Centre 01706 235344
Waterfoot Health Centre 01706 235425
Bacup Primary Care Centre 01706 235332
Acorn Primary Care Centre     01254 736219
Great Harwood Health Centre    01254 736164
Clitheroe Health Centre       01200 449117
Rainhall Centre, Barnoldswick  01282 850303