Burns

Here on Burns we care for patients immediately after sustaining a burn injury and in the following weeks. Burns also cares for children with other skin loss conditions such as Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS).

We have a dedicated team of excellent surgeons and a friendly team of experienced nursing and therapy staff giving highly skilled care.

Find out more about the Burns Service.

Beds

Burns forms part of Ward 2 and has four en suite bedrooms and a daily dressing service.

Each bedroom has a comfortable sofa bed for parents to stay overnight.

Facilities

We want to make sure that patients are kept occupied and entertained and that their hospital stay is as pleasant as possible. Facilities are shared with the adjacent wards and include:

  • a play room full of toys, books and games for younger children
  • an adolescents’ room – a parent-free zone for patients aged 12 and over that has video games, a large-screen TV and comfy chairs
  • a television by each bed that is free to use and has many Freeview channels and some Sky channels

All the wards have play specialists who organise activities to help patients have fun while they are here. They are also available to distract patients during procedures that take place on the wards like taking blood or fitting a cannula.

There is also a dedicated parents’ room where drinking water and free hot drinks are available.

Contact details

Ward Manager, Julie Baker: julie.baker@sch.nhs.uk
Burns: 0114 226 0694 / 0114 226 0858
Main hospital switchboard: 0114 271 7000 and ask for the Burns Bleep Holder on 078 (this is the nurse in charge of Burns that day/night)
Fax: 0114 271 7167
Email: burns.unit@sch.nhs.uk

Theo’s Burns Club

theosburnsclub@sch.nhs.uk

Lindsay Marris
Rebecca Tye
Kathryn Topham

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