Burns support group at QVH

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

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.

The next event is a wellbeing day on 9 November from 11am-2pm here at the hospital.

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.