Wound Care

Our strong presence in the Woundcare market in Ireland is synonymous with our excellent exclusive partnerships with leading innovative companies such as Essity and Cardinal Health.

We are proud to work with companies who align themselves with improving patient outcomes across the globe and deliver clinical and scientific excellence to our customers every time. Our highly motivated sales teams work closely with clinicians in both hospital and community settings. We are proud to have built strong relationships with these clinical teams, thereby making a difference to patient’s lives; a value that is central to our company ethos. As part of our Healthcare 21 Academy, established to provide educational support to our valued customer based, we host free CPD accredited Woundcare Educational Workshops throughout the year. Our Faculty boasts leading speakers from the Woundcare industry and our partners in Ireland. Our events have proven to be hugely successful with over 120 delegates attending each event.


Antimicrobial dressings play an important role in the prevention and management of infection. There are a wide range of dressings available and we are proud to offer some of the most innovative and safest antimicrobial dressings.

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the world’s most challenging health care problems and optimal wound care is key in fighting it. Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions, Essity and Healthcare21 support the Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative.

Antimicrobial stewardship is a set of coordinated measures designed to improve and measure the appropriate use of antimicrobials. This is done by promoting the optimal antimicrobial course of treatment, dosage and duration of therapy. To read more about this, please click here.

DACC technology in the Cutimed Sorbact range by Essity has proven clinical results. It is safe with no known side effects or contra-indications.Instead of using chemically active agents, Cutimed Sorbact employs a simple physical principle to effectively bind and inactivate pathogenic bacteria and fungi. With every dressing change, the reduced bacterial load helps to create optimum conditions for the natural wound healing process. It is effective against all fungi and bacteria –even against MRSA and VRE. Cutimed Sorbact does not use any antiseptic or antibiotic substances, therefore there is no risk of bacterial resistance.

Our AMD antimicrobial dressings contain 0.2% polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), and foams contain 0.5%. PHMB is a bacteria-killing polymer that has been clinically proven to inhibit bacterial growth and offer additional protection when used in conjunction with infection control protocols. PHMB attacks bacteria on and within the dressing, helping to keep bacteria out of the wound, limiting cross-contamination and promoting a healing environment. They are proven to virtually eliminate bacterial penetration through, and growth within, a dressing. There is no known resistance to PHMB, which is likely to be due to the multiple modes of action.


Exudate Management

Managing wound exudate is a daily challenge for clinicians and regardless of the exudate level we have a variety of products available offering effective fluid management:

  • Cutimed Sorbion (protease modulating super-absorbent dressings) for moderate to very high levels of exudate
  • Cutimed Siltec (silicone foam dressings) for low to high levels of exudate
  • Cutimed Alginate; a calcium sodium alginate can absorb up to 20 times its own weight in exudate

With all the considerations necessary for wound healing, effective fluid management is key to success. On a day-to-day basis, exudate levels can fluctuate with the healing cycle, making it imperative for dressings to provide consistent, reliable results. Thankfully, no matter what exudate level or viscosity you are managing, you can count on the Cutimed® Range.


Wound Contact Layer

Contact dressings are used to cover wounds and protect them from contact with other dressings. Silicone wound contact layer allows for pain-free and atraumatic dressing changes.


First Aid Dressings

No matter what the setting is, there is a Coverplast® first aid dressing to meet everyone’s needs. All dressings are suitable for minor wounds, cuts, lacerations,and abrasions, and if you require a waterproof dressing choose Coverplast Barrier whilst Coverplast Detectable is suitable whenever dressing visibility is a must.


Medical Skin Care

For skin protection during all stages of healing. Cutimed® PROTECT offers medical grade skin protection against maceration, irritation, friction and more. Cutimed PROTECT provides a long-lasting protective barrier against incontinence dermatitis or damage to skin exposed to exudate, as well as minimising skin water loss.


Wound Closure

Leukosan® Strips for effective closure of minor wounds and lacerations.



We provide a range of adhesive and non-adhesive fixation products are available for the retention of dressings, catheters and devices. Retention Bandages, wide area fixation and tapes from high strength, waterproof to options for Sensitive friable skin and all options in between.