1 – £3.8 million is spent by the NHS on pressure care management everyday!
2 – 700,000 people are affected by pressure damage per year.
3 – Pressure care damage occurs when there is an interruption to the supply of oxygen and nutrients via the circulatory system.
4 – Signs of pressure damage are blanching, red patches and hollowness
5 – Pressure sores can appear on any part of the body – most common places are the buttocks and sacrum, feet and heels, elbows and knees.