A staff member on Burns Awareness Day

Burns Centre

Our Burns Centre is known for its excellent care, expert staff and superb facilities and treats children and young people who have suffered from minor through to very serious burn injuries.

The purpose-built centre welcomes patients predominantly from the East and West Midlands, although we do also see young people from across the country.

Facilities

Everything needed to successfully treat a burn injury is located within the centre and there is also an outpatients area for children with minor injuries or who have been sent home but may need to return to have their dressings changed. This is also where you would come to see your consultant after your child has been discharged.

We have our own operating theatre, a high dependency unit for patients who need constant care from a nurse, an adolescent room where young people can relax and a play room full of toys for our younger children.

There are also two assessment rooms, where injuries are assessed or dressings are changed. One room contains a special machine called a Laser Doppler. This measures how deeply the burn has penetrated the skin by placing a camera over the burn.

If the injury is more serious, the patient may need to go to theatre for treatment.

Our team

Our nurses and doctors will explain every step of your child’s treatment and will work with you to figure out what the best course of action might be for them.

There are many other people working on our Burns Centre, including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, play specialists, psychologists, dieticians, domestics and many others.

Location

Our Burns Centre is located on the first floor of our Children’s hospital.

Contact details

0121 333 8964/8965

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