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Burns outreach team

The Children's Burns Outreach Team provides:

  • Wound care and advice to burn injured children and their families across the South West and Wales ODN.
  • Wound care and burns education to professionals providing a service to children who sustain a burn injury, from acute injury through to rehabilitation across the South West and Wales ODN.
  • Burn and Scald prevention and awareness education programme.
  • Allocated key worker scheme for long term patients, ensuring continuity of care.

The team offers the following services:

  • A link and support between the hospital and the community services, including schools and nurseries.
  • Regular follow-up appointments for wound care, these may take place in the home, school or other setting as required.
  • Specialist burn wound care and advice.
  • Specialist burn scar assessment and management, to include silicone treatment, pressure garment therapy and laser treatment.
  • Individualised burn physiotherapy support if required.
  • Psychological support and referral to specialist services if required.
  • A tailor-made School Reintegration programme for children returning to school following a significant injury.
  • Provide information and access to Frenchay After Burn Children's Club (FAB Club) for ongoing support.

Who can be referred to the service?

  • Any child that has accessed the burns service at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC).
  • Any child that has previously sustained a burn injury and lives in the South West ODN. A referral letter (from your GP) will be required to the burn service at BRHC Hospital.

Contact the Outreach Team
A member of the nursing team can be contacted from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) on 0117 342 7910.