Burns Unit

Visiting

2.30pm - 3.30pm

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Speciality

Burns

Description

The National Burns Unit is a purpose built unit, which opened in December 1991. It is located beside the emergency department, which facilitates quick and efficient transfer of patients. The unit has 14 beds, which consist of 8 single rooms and a 6-bed ward and has an operating theatre designated for burn surgery. The unit provides a national service for patients over 14 years of age. Each year we admit approximately 200 patients who have sustained a burn injury. Burn injury admissions vary in severity from minor to life-threatening. The National Burns Unit accepts both classifications, which may be referred form A/E departments, GP practice and health care centres.

The aim of the unit is to provide optimal care of the burn-injured patient utilising the skills of a multidisciplinary team from the acute to the rehabilitative phase of burn injury. The multidisciplinary team in conjunction with the patient and the family aim to preserve life and with equal importance promote quality of life by maximising long-term physical, vocational and psychosocial functioning.

Contact Details

Phone: (01) 416 2326 or (01) 416 2350

Clinical Nurse Managers

Helen Nolan, Clinical Nurse manager 2

Location

From the James’s Street entrance proceed to Junction 2, turn left and enter the main hospital building.

From the main entrance take the first right tdown red Route 1. Take the third left (located at the end of the corridor) and then the second right. Continue straight down this corridor passing through two sets of double doors. On the left you will see the entrance door clearly marked the Burns Unit.