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£4m research centre for healing wounds opens in Wales

A new £4m research centre to tackle the "silent epidemic" of wound care has been launched.

Treating wounds in Welsh hospitals or in the home and at clinics by nurses costs the NHS in Wales around £156m a year.

The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre (WWIC) aims to improve treatments and lower hospital admissions and stays.

Based in Llantrisant, it will include working with patients at the nearby Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

  • 10 Sep 2014
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