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The Adult Burns Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) provides specialised acute, surgical and reconstructive care to those who have received a burn injury by thermal, chemical, electrical or radiation causes.

The RAH Adult Burns Service is renowned for its innovation in burn care and treats approximately 450 inpatients and sees around 3,000 outpatient visits every year.

The Burns unit provides services for:

  • Acute burn treatment, burns surgical intervention, burns reconstruction, scar management
  • Rural and remote burn care via trained ‘link specialists’ and telemedicine consultations
  • Mobile Burns Assessment Team (BAT) for deployment in disaster response situations

The Burns Unit multidisciplinary team is represented by health professionals across medical, surgical, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech pathology, psychology and social work.

The Burns Unit participates in:

  • State and national education delivery
  • community prevention strategy development and implementation
  • globally recognised research
  • fund raising for burns patients and services.

Outpatient appointments

When attending a burns outpatient appointment please:

  • take your recommended analgesia prior to
  • bring a copy of your referral letter
  • bring your current Medicare card and applicable concession cards or Private Health Card.

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