Wound centre endorsement

The overarching goal of the EWMA Wound Centre Endorsement Programme is to support the continuing establishment of high quality wound centres that acknowledge the need for multidisciplinary teamwork and evidence-based wound management.

A working group including wound care experts with prior experience developing wound care centres in different European countries has defined a set of criteria as well as a procedure for wound centre endorsements. These criteria cover the centre’s physical facilities, procedures and equipment available for diagnosis and treatment, organisation and staff, referral routes as well as research and educational activities.

With this programme, EWMA also aims to support international collaboration and knowledge sharing about development and maintenance of high quality wound centres.

Read more about the Wound centre endorsement procedure here


The EWMA Wound Centre Endorsement Committee

The committee responsible for the programme includes health care professionals (RN and MD) with a specialisation in wound management, substantial experience within the field of wound management and/or experience in developing/evaluating wound care centres in different European countries.

The committee includes:

  • Hubert Vuagnat (chair), Switzerland
  • Andrea Prokarná (co-chair), Czeck Republic
  • Luc Gryson, Belgium
  • Magdalena Annersten Gershater, Sweden
  • Paulo Ramos, Portugal
  • Tanja Planinšek Ručigaj, Slovenia 

Endorsement procedure and criteria

You can read more about the wound centre endorsement procedure in this document

Endorsement criteria have been developed for the following types of wounds centres:



Please contact the EWMA Secretariat, att. Laura Pohl lp@ewma.org, for more information about the EWMA wound centre endorsement.

Endorsed wound centres

A.ö. Krankenhaus der Elisabethinen Klagenfurt GmbH

Dr. Jurij Gorjanc
Völkermarkter Str. 19
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Endorsed: December 2022

Salvatella s.r.o

Staroměstská Street 280
ZIP 739 61
Czech Republic

Endorsed: October 2020

Wound Center Reinier de Graaf Hospital

Barbara Esther den Boogert-Ruimschotel, Tissue Viability Nurse / Olaf Schouten, Vascular Surgeon
Reinier de Graafweg 3-5
2625 AD Delft

Endorsed: June 2019

Foot Wound Clinic, Westmead Hospital

Lindy Begg
Clinical Specialist Podiatrist
Corner Darcy Road and Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, New South Wales, 2145, Australia

Endorsed: October 2018

The Wound Care Centre (WCC) of the Plastic Surgery & Burns Department,
Nanjing University Medical Faculty affiliated Drum Tower Hospital

Dr. Tan Qian
Burn & plastic department of Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Endorsed: October 2018

Institute of Burn Research, Southwest Hospital

Prof. Gaoxing Luo (responsible contact)
Dr. Junfeng Zhou (attending doctor)
Department of Burns, Southwest Hospital
30 Gaotanyan Street
Chongqing, China

Endorsed: May 2018

Wound Healing Centre Secs Saúde São Francisco

Ana Beatriz Barroso
Chief Nurse
SECS Saúde São Francisco
Belo Horizonte

Endorsed: February 2016

Wound Healing Centre of the Peking University First Hospital


Dr Wen Bing
Professor and Director
Plastic Surgery Department
Peking University First Hospital

Endorsed: November 2015

Re-endorsed: October 2018


The development of the initial endorsement programme of the EWMA Wound Centre Endorsement programme was supported by an unrestricted grant from the Coloplast Access to Health Care programme.