Burns support group at QVH

Our burns support group is back! The group will be meeting on Friday 1 July from 11am-2pm for a wellbeing event here at QVH.

If you, or someone you know would like to attend or would like more information please email rowena.martin@nhs.net or call 01342 414440.

 

Do you have a burn? Would you like to speak to others with similar experiences?

A nurse in green coloured scrubs standing next to a nurse in raspberry coloured scrubs It’s hard to understand the impact a burn has on a person regardless of the injury. Previous patients tell us that it can be really valuable to meet others with similar experiences of burns and relatives can benefit from the contact too.

That’s where our burns support group can help.

The group meet three times a year. The meetings usually consist of an activity (like chocolate making or jewellery making) with lunch and the opportunity to chat to other people about scar management, diet, psychological help or just about your own experiences.

The group is open to any adult over the age of 16 who has experienced a burn, or is a relative of someone who has experienced a burn of any type and any size at any age and have been treated at any hospital (not just QVH). If bringing your family and friends means that you would feel more comfortable coming along then they are very welcome too.

Our group offers a unique opportunity to not only get support from but also to give support to other burns survivors.

If you would be interested in coming along to one of our events please contact our Burns Unit on 01342 414440 or complete and return your details on this form.

Adult Burn Support UK run an online burn support Live Chat every Wednesday evening, 7.30-9pm. Visit the website to find out more. Dan’s Fund for Burns also has resources you may find helpful.

Burns support group

Find out more about the burns support group and how to express an interest in attending a forthcoming event in our support group flier.

Plastic surgery and burns

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Where to go for support

Where to go for support

Find out about out Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and the other support groups we’re connected with.