The MB ODN serves a population of approximately 13.7 million living in the East and West Midlands from Lincolnshire to Herefordshire – approximately 20% of the population of England. It is one of four networks for burn care services in England and Wales. The Network helps to coordinate the treatment and care of all patients living in the Midlands. Adult burn services are provided in five hospitals designated as either a burn centre, unit or facility.
Burn Centre: This level of in-patient burn care is for the highest level of injury complexity and offers a separately staffed, geographically discrete ward. The facilities are up to highest level of critical care and have immediate operating theatre access.
Burn Unit: This level of in-patient burn care is for the moderate level of injury complexity and offers a separately staffed, discrete ward.
Hospitals providing adult burn care in MB ODN:
Burn Services in England and Wales have a multidisciplinary team including burn surgeons, burn nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists or psychotherapists & dietitians. Micro-needling, camouflage service and medical tattooing is offered in some, but not all, burn services.