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Wound Infection Service

We focus on caesarean section (C-section) infections. We are staffed by a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with referral to an Obstetrician as needed. Our goal is to see patients within one business day.
Eligibility

Who may use this service

Women who have delivered by C-section at BC
Women’s within the past 30 days

OR

Women who have delivered by C-section at
any hospital within the past 30 days and have a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICU) at BC Women’s

AND
Have any of the following:

• Discharge or liquid coming out of incision
• Incision that is opening up
• Redness or swelling
• Pain that is getting worse
• Fever (body temperature) less than 38°C or chills

Appointments

To book an appointment please call us Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm at (604) 875-2396

Please call your maternity care provider directly or call the BC Women's Assessment Room at (604) 875-3070 to speak to a nurse if you have any of the following:

  • a fever greater than 38°C/100.4°F
  • problems such as severe pain or heavy bleeding
  • are worried about a C-section infection at night or on the weekend

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