Burns Research and Care
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital provides the regional burns service for the whole of London and the South East, providing surgery and care for over 3,000 patients every year.
We help all patients – from those who have small burns to those who require lifesaving organ support. So far, we have funded £385,000 to create a centre of excellence which brings together basic science and clinical research. Our three areas of focus are inflammation, pain management and lung injury post-burns. With this funding we have:
- Found a way to reduce the spread of lung injury in burns patients
- Identified one of the mechanisms responsible for triggering severe inflammation, which should lead to more effective treatment
- Developed potential treatment to improve how burns patients’ skin responds to pain
Click here to read how our work in the children’s burns unit helped a little girl called Miranda.