The failure to fund dressings is the MBS wound that never heals

Dr Michelle Barrett says her practice is spending $250 a week on wound dressings for just a dozen patients

There is literally no money in treating chronic wounds for Dr Michelle Barrett, but it's an area of her clinical care that remains a point of professional pride.

Dr Michelle Barrett.

A former army doctor whose service included six months of treating survivors of the Rwandan genocide, her GP practice has for 20 years been the place to go for Canberra’s military veterans and their families.