Burns - Regional Burns Service

The Mid Yorkshire Regional Adults’ Burns Centre and Regional Children’s Burns Unit serve a population of approximately five million people across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

About our service

The Regional Burns Service was established in 1966 at Pinderfields Hospital as the first NHS-funded purpose-built facility in Britain for the treatment of major burns. It serves a population of approximately 5 million people across Yorkshire, Humber and North Lincolnshire and encompasses 16 A&E departments, 7 Walk-In Centres and 11 Minor Injury Units.


We provide care for adult patients with the most severe injuries and for those requiring the highest level of critical care at Pinderfields Hospital.


Children with burn injuries are also treated at Pinderfields Hospital, but children requiring Level 3 critical care are treated at the Paediatric Burns Centre at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital or the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Children who are initially treated elsewhere can return to the Pinderfields burn service for step-down and ongoing management when their need for level 3 care has passed.

The aims of the service are:

  • to provide a 24/7 specialist service that is patient and family centred.
  • to provide a range of therapies/treatments for patients with a thermal injury.
  • to promote independence and self-management of patients with burn injuries.
  • to facilitate safe discharge in the most appropriate timescale.
  • to provide ongoing care and support as required following a patient’s discharge from hospital.

Patients with burn injuries often present with unique clinical, psychological and social challenges; a burn injury can be one of the most severe forms of trauma and therefore treatment in specialised services is required.

Burns reconstructive surgery

Burns Psychology Service

Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach

We use an effective Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach to patient care which is led by Consultant Burn Surgeons and Consultant Anaesthetists/Intensivists and includes a team of:

  • adult and paediatric burns nurses
  • adult and paediatric clinical psychologists
  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • outreach nurses
  • play specialists.

All inpatients are reviewed at the daily MDT meetings and treatment plans are agreed and discussed with individuals / or with the parents/carers of children.

There are three scheduled operating sessions per week for the treatment of burns which are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons with along with access to daily plastics surgery trauma lists.

Surgery can be carried out at other times whenever clinical need dictates. Patients who’ve completed their inpatient treatment are reviewed in the community by outreach nurses or during Consultant-led outpatient clinics within the hospital as appropriate.

Services provided

Adult burns service

Regional Burn Centre provides all levels of care, including care of burn injuries of the highest severity requiring complex critical care.

Paediatric (children’s) burns service

Regional Burn unit cares for moderate severity injuries that do not require critical care.

Both services are staffed by multidisciplinary teams that include surgeons, intensivists, nurses, anaesthetists, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, paediatricians, microbiologists, dietitians specialised in burn care.

Scar treatments that are offered include cosmetic camouflage, derma-roller treatment, micro-needling, tattooing, pressure garment therapy, prosthetics, steroid injections and surgery.

We have a fully integrated telemedicine service for acute assessments, scar therapy and scar clinics.

Useful resources

Family Burns Club

Following a traumatic burn injury, recovery may include a number of dressing changes, physiotherapy, regular massage, possible reconstructive surgery and having to wear a pressure garment for up to 2 years. 

The Family Burns club will aim to provide a service to assist families with children and young adults between 16/18 to 25 nationally, face challenges in the recovery from burn injury. This is by supporting the physical, social and psychological needs of young burn survivors and families through a variety of events and family activities.

Dansfund for Burns

Offering practical help to burns survivors in the UK. You can email info@adultburnsupportuk.org for enquiries or visit the website to check where existing support groups are nationally.

Tel: 01344 622 977

Email info@dansfundforburns.org

Adult Burn Support UK

Offer a weekly online Live Chat every Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm (UK time) for those affected by burn injury to share experiences or discuss any issues they may be having in relation to burns. The link for the live chat is: https://adultburnsupportuk.org/live-chat/

Aims to provide support and rehabilitation for burns survivors.

The Katie Piper Foundation

Telephone: 07496 827266

Enquiries: 07903 187309. Please leave a message and they will respond as soon as possible (Monday to Friday).

MY Hospitals Charity

Aim to benefit patients or towards the benefit of staff, resulting in improved patient care.


Changing Faces

Provides advice, support and psychosocial services for everyone with a scar, mark or condition on their face or body that makes them look different. They offer  counselling; support for children in Yorkshire; self-help information.

Telephone: 0300 012 0275 (Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm)


Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

National confidential helpline phone: 0800 1111

Email - sign up on their website

Access 1-1 Counsellor online chat

Childline is here to help anyone under 19  in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

Young Minds

Whether you want to know more about how you're feeling, get information about a mental health condition or know what support is available to you, Young Minds have online guides that can help.

Supporting children with burns

A website designed with parents and carers, specifically to support families of children who have had a burn injury.

Video content

Please visit our Pinderfields Regional Burns Service Youtube channel.

The burns service team

Consultant Burn Surgeons

Mr Umair Anwar

Miss Orla Austin

Miss Preetha Muthayya (Clinical Lead)

Mr Alan Phipps

Acute Burns

Miss Elizabeth George

Mr William Holmes

Miss Sharmila Jivan

Mr David Mather

Mr Sanjib Majumder

Mr Jas Tan

Mr Stephen Southern

Consultants - Burns Anaesthesia and Intensive care

Dr Andrew Carter

Dr Brendan Sloan (Lead Burns Intensivist)

Dr Raj Sandhu

Dr Jamie Yarwood


Mrs Ann Sanderson, Lead Physiotherapist

Mrs Dawn Clipsham, Physio and OT Technical Assistant

Occupational Therapy

OT Leanne Dowding

OT Amy Owens

OT Alison Garbett

Pressure garment technicians

Anne McQueen, Pressure garment technical instructor

Avril Grittas, Pressure garment technical instructor

David Scott, Pressure garment technical instructor

Clinical Psychologists

Dr David Aaron, Consultant Clinical Psychologist – Adult

Dr Rachel Mumford, Principal Clinical Psychologist – Paediatric

Melissa Potter, Assistant Psychologist – Research

Lead Paediatrician for Burns

Dr Natasha DeVere

Burns Complex Discharge Co-ordinator

Sister Veronica Wagstaff


Julie Moxon, IBID Data Co-ordinator

Jacinta Flanagan, Ward Clerk for Adult Burns

Nicola Mills, Ward Clerk for Adult Burns

Kevin Rattray, Ward Clerk for Paediatric Burns

Adult Burns Nurses

Senior Sister Claire Swales, Ward Manager for Burns

Matron Jan Newton, Burns, Plastic Surgery and SAU

Charge Nurse Paul Blakemore,

Sister Veronica Wagstaff

Sister Colleen King

Registered Nurse Jeanette Bruce

Registered Nurse Ruth Prescott

Registered Nurse Anna Maslog

Registered Nurse Sarah Mort

Registered Nurse Amy Voellner

Registered Nurse Lyn Wind

Registered Nurse Andrea Bloodworth

Registered Nurse Susan Dowson

Registered Nurse Samantha Shackleton

Registered Nurse Yvonne Wood

Registered Nurse Lauren Ashworth

Registered Nurse Kelly Carroll

Registered Nurse Louise Clark

Registered Nurse Matilda Cook

Trainee Nursing Associate Katelyn Roberts

Healthcare Assistant Sheran Wass

Healthcare Assistant Bethany Smith

Healthcare Assistant Jade Riley

Healthcare Assistant Piotr Bojarkzuk

Northern Burn Care Network Educators

Sister Claire Swales

Sister Veronica Wagstaff

Burns ICU Research

Sister Sarah Buckley

Sister Alex Metcalfe

Paediatric burns:

Senior Sister Marie Jones-Young, Ward Manager for Burns

Sister Stephanie Raynor, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sister Gemma Walley Charge Nurse

Registered Nurse Claire Ritson

Registered Nurse Hayley Byford

Registered Nurse Gulnaz Hussain

Registered Nurse Emma Stone

Registered Nurse Iona Macfarlane

Registered Nurse Sarah Evans

Registered Nurse Samantha Gratty

Trainee Nursing Associate Lauren Chiles

Healthcare Assistant Graham Preece

Healthcare Assistant Sharon Knowles

Healthcare Assistant Margaret Daly

Healthcare Assistant Hayley Rowley

Healthcare Assistant Sharon Copley

Healthcare Assistant Heather Nicholls

Play Specialist

Tracy Foster

Specialist theatre staff

Sister Amanda Vrahlioti Lead for Burns

OPD Michael Richardson, Clinical Burns specialist

Burns outreach

Sister Nicole Rayner

Sister Lisa Froggatt

Sister Haylie Spark

Facilities staff – Adult burns

Bev Varley

Chantelle Blackburn

Sarah Crossley

Chutharat Anguish

Tracey Thewson

Facilities staff – Paediatric burns

Janice Knapper