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More than 3000 people attend Victorian Hospital Emergency Departments suffering burn related each year. 300 of those arrive at the Alfred Burns Unit...

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What is a Burns Unit? The Burns unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital is the designated paediatric burns unit for Victoria. More than 600 children present...

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Burns Alliance

The Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Department and the Safety Centre, together with representatives from the state’s fire services and the Alfred Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Units have...

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The Victorian Adult Burns Service (VABS) at The Alfred hospital is the state-wide provider of burns care for all adults with complex major burn injuries in Victoria, as well as many people with less severe burns.  Each year we admit over 300 burns patients and review over 1000 outpatients.
The Victorian Adult Burns Service at The Alfred provides clinical leadership in all aspects of adult burn care. We undertake research into the causes and mechanisms of burn injuries, as well as evaluating emerging clinical treatment technologies.  In addition, we provide education and training for rural and regional clinicians involved in caring for burn-injured patients. The Victorian Burns Prevention Partnership is an opportunity for collaborative leadership and expertise raising community awareness about the causes and prevention of burn injuries and fatalities.  
The Victorian Adult Burns Service (incorporating The Helen MacPherson Smith Burns Unit on 6 West) provides:

  • Acute care for all severely injured adult burns patients in Victoria
  • Secondary reconstructive surgery for burns patients in association with the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit.
  • Post-Operative rehabilitation and scar management services
  • Advice, assessment and treatment of outpatients with minor burns

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