Dermatology (skin)

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Dermatology is a medical speciality which diagnoses and treats diseases of the skin, hair and nails.

About our service

You will have been referred into the department through your GP via the ‘choose and book’ service or by Novus or another community service or hospital specialist.

Conditions we treat

We provide a wide range of services for people including:

  • Palliative care and end of life care
  • Wound care management
  • Pressure area care including assessment for equipment and manual handling requirements  
  • Continence services by our own specialist team including assessment, management, and advice to those with catheters
  • Health education and health promotion advice.


Watch this inspiring film from The Queen's Nursing Institute about District Nurses who carry out a huge range of vital work with patients in the community every single day:


What our patients say

Patients say

Excellent care everything clearly explained made to feel at ease.

Patients say

Completely relaxed me, I was a nervous wreck! So reassuring.

Patients say

Informative and speedy care given.

Patients say

Clear explanation and plan going forward.

Patients say

Everything explained and the staff were excellent.

Contact us

Pinderfields Hospital 

Telephone: 01924 542019 / 542022

Pontefract Hospital

Telephone: 01977 747595

Dewsbury and District Hospital

Telephone: 01924 816137