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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
Offering practical help to burns survivors in the UK. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries or visit the website to check where existing support groups are nationally.
Tel: 01344 622 977
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.
Telephone: 07496 827266
Enquiries: 07903 187309. Please leave a message and they will respond as soon as possible (Monday to Friday).
Aim to benefit patients or towards the benefit of staff, resulting in improved patient care.
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
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.
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.
A website designed with parents and carers, specifically to support families of children who have had a burn injury.
Please visit our Pinderfields Regional Burns Service Youtube channel.
Patient information leaflets
The burns service team
Consultant Burn Surgeons
Mr Umair Anwar
Miss Orla Austin
Miss Preetha Muthayya (Clinical Lead)
Mr Alan Phipps
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
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
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
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
Specialist theatre staff
Sister Amanda Vrahlioti Lead for Burns
OPD Michael Richardson, Clinical Burns specialist
Sister Nicole Rayner
Sister Lisa Froggatt
Sister Haylie Spark
Facilities staff – Adult burns
Facilities staff – Paediatric burns