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 at ewma@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


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.