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Burns Outreach Service

BurnsThe aim of the Burns Outreach Service is to provide the highest quality of care for all children and adults referred with burns, scalds and other skin loss conditions.
The Welsh Centre for Burns provides a burns service to South and Mid Wales.  It is the lead adult burn service for the South West UK Burns Network and as such will also accept referral of complex adult burns from South Wales as well as from the South West of England.
The service offers advice and conservative management (treatments that do not involve surgery) to treat scars.
Managing scars can involve the use of silicone and/or pressure garments to help prevent or reduce hypertrophic scarring.  Scarring can take around two years to mature so treatment can continue during this time.  Scars can not be removed but these treatments can help to reduce itch, pain and sensitivity and leave scars flat, soft and supple.

Contact details Burns Outreach Service,
Welsh Centre for Burns, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, SA6 6NL. 

Telephone: 01792 -703628/703980. Mon. – Fri. 8:30am - 4:30pm excluding bank holidays.  Answer machine available.  
If you require an interpreter please contact Language Line Tel: 0800 917 6564

Who can be referred to the Burns Outreach Service?

Any adult or child that has been seen at the Burns Centre at Morriston Hospital, or has been referred from a burns consultant via their G.P or other hospital.
The team offers the following services: 
  • Individualised rehabilitation programmes and /or advice to local therapists
  • Provide a link and support between the hospital, community services, employers, schools and nurseries and employers
  • Joint visits, if required, with community professionals involved in the persons’ care
  • Regular follow – up appointments as required at the Burns Centre or satellite clinics in Brecon, Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Cardiff.  Joint appointments with the Burn Consultant will be arranged as required
  • Specialist burn wound care and advice
  • Specialist burn scar assessment and management
  • Referral to specialist services if required
  • Specialist skin camouflage advice 
​More details are available from the website.

Patient Information Leaflets

​The Burns Outreach Service have produced a number of patient information leaflets. Click on the links below.

​More leaflets and information are available from the Abertawwe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board website
Burns First Aid 

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