As a child or young person living in the SWUK ODN region, you may have attended Bristol Royal Hospital for Children where the South West Children's Burns Service is based. This service covers the whole of the South West and Wales and so if you don't live in or near Bristol you may have also been seen in clinics in Salisbury, Plymouth or Swansea for follow up.
If you do need to continue care as an adult in Bristol, the adult Burns Unit is based at Southmead Hospital which is part of North Bristol NHS Trust. You may have met the surgeons already in the children's service as they also work in the adult service at Southmead Hospital, but the other team members will be different. To find out more visit the Bristol Adult Burns Unit website.
It can be a bit daunting moving from children services to adult burn services. Often having to meet and get to know a new team. Whether you live in Bristol or further afield, you can be assured that the staff at the Children's Burns Service will prepare you for your transfer and ensure the team in the adult service know all about you. Your paediatric team will be there to support you and answer any questions you may have.
The South West Children's Burns Service has developed a useful website which provides information about the transition process and what to expect as you move from children services to adult burn services.
To find out more information, please visit the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust's Burns Transition website.
Hello Again is a website for young people transitioning from children’s burns services to adult adult services. Having to move on can be a scary prospect but can be an exciting change too! Hopefully it will feel like saying ‘hello again’ … a friendly welcome from the adult burn care team!
The website aims to provide a helpful source of information for young people, their parents/carers and health professionals, to ensure that anyone making this move into adult burn care or away from care within the children’s hospital setting will find the experience as smooth as possible.
To find out more information visit the Hello Again website.