Salisbury Foundation Trust

Referrals

to a specialised Burn Service is recommended for:

  • All burns ≥2% TBSA in children or ≥3% TBSA in adults
  • All full thickness burns
  • All circumferential burns
  • Any burn not healed in 2 weeks
  • Any burn with suspicion of non-accidental injury
    • Must be referred to a Burn Unit/Centre for expert assessment within 24 hours
  • Suspicion of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
  • Extensive burn-like injuries (Stevens Johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis)

We recommend a discussion with a member of the Burn Service team and consideration given to referral for:

  • All burns to hands, feet, face, perineum or genitalia
  • Any chemical, electrical or friction burn
  • Any cold injury
  • Any unwell/febrile child with a burn
  • Any concerns regarding burn injuries and co-morbidities that may affect treatment or healing of the burn
  • Delayed presentation of a vulnerable person with a burn

Link to https://nww.mdsas.nhs.uk/burns/

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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