Our 2024 program commences with a session on strategies for wound management for GPs in February.

Upcoming sessions will cover palliative care in April, and country and respiratory services in June.

Details on these sessions will be released soon.

Wound Management: What GPs need to know

22 February 2024

Join our health care experts to learn essential strategies for GPs to best manage simple to complex wounds, what community services are available, and the best referral pathways.

  • Thursday 22 February 2024, 6.15 – 8.30pm.
  • Global Streaming Centre - The Hub, Bentley Technology Park, 2 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley.
  • 1.5 CPD hours (one hour educational activity, 0.5 hours for reviewing performance).
  • Free entry with buffet dinner and refreshments.
  • Register by 16 February to secure your spot.

Learning outcomes covered include:

  • wound assessment and identification of simple to complex wounds
  • management of simple and complex wounds using a variety of case studies
  • an overview of the health services, resources, and referral pathways available in the community.


Our leading wound care practitioners are here to share their knowledge and support you with different case studies and scenarios through the session. They will be presented in collaboration with Dr Leena Patel, Silverchain Medical Director Acute Care WA.

Gordana Petkovska

Nurse Practitioner, Silverchain
Gordana has over 20 years’ experience in assessing, diagnosing, and managing acute and chronic wounds. She uses her vast knowledge to support clients with wound management and developing self-care strategies in the community.

Margaret Edmondson

Nurse Practitioner, Silverchain
With qualifications in domiciliary and stomal therapy nursing, Margaret utilises over 30 years of experience in wound management and community nursing to provide outstanding care to clients at Silverchain.

Anne Capes

Clinical Nurse Manager, Silverchain
With an experienced background in continence, domiciliary, and stomal therapy nursing, Anne was a finalist for the WA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Awards for her outstanding work in setting up the St Pats wound clinic service in Fremantle.

Lynn Brown

Clinical Nurse Manager, Silverchain
As an advanced practitioner with a wealth of knowledge on wounds and primary care, Lynn uses her expertise to lead a team of Silverchain nurses in treating a variety of wounds and complex health care issues for clients in the community.

Dr Leena Patel

Medical Director Acute Care WA, Silverchain
With a general practice background, Dr Leena is passionate about implementing a holistic multidisciplinary health care approach in the community to achieve better patient outcomes. Her special interests are chronic diseases and preventative care.