Burns Service Tasmania (Statewide)

Southern Tasmania Area Health ServicesTasmanian Health Service - Southern Region

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The Tasmanian Burns Service is coordinated through the Tasmanian Burns Unit based at the Royal Hobart Hospital. The collaborative Tasmanian Burns Service includes:

  • Emergency Services
  • Rural and Regional Hospitals
  • Launceston General Hospital Plastics Department
  • General Practice
  • Community Health
  • Industry and community programs

The Tasmanian Burns Unit based at the Royal Hobart Hospital is the state wide provider for paediatric and adult patients that require specialised care by the burns multidisciplinary team.

Burns units provide specialist, multidisciplinary care in the management of burn injuries due to the complexity of the injuries and the high cost of treatment, expertise in wound management, specialist training for staff and requirement for long term scar management.

The Tasmanian Burns Unit also provides education and training to rural and regional clinicians and collaborates with the community and industry groups on burns prevention and first aid.

Research and data collection is undertaken by the unit in collaboration with the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) at Monash University.

The Tasmanian Burns Unit provides the following services based at the Royal Hobart Hospital:

  • Acute care of severely injured paediatric and adult burn patients in Tasmania
  • Reconstruction surgery for adult and paediatric burns patients in Tasmania
  • Rehabilitation services and scar management
  • Advise, assessment and treatment of outpatients with minor burns
  • Monthly Scar management Review Clinics at the RHH and via telemedicine (TeleBurns Clinic) to LGH and NWRH
  • Education on burn injuries for clinicians state wide
  • Education on prevention and first aid for the community and industry groups
  • Research and data collection

Location

Tasmanian Burns Unit Royal Hobart Hospital:

Inpatients:

Tasmanian Burns Unit
Ward 5A
5th Floor, A Block
Telephone: 6166 8566 (this service is also available 24hrs/day for advice)
Fax: 6222 8092        Outpatients Fax: 6234 9636

Outpatients:

Burns Outpatient Clinic
12th Floor, Wellington Clinics
Argyle Street
Hobart

Business Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Telephone:  6166 0098
Fax:  6234 9636

Wednesdays, Weekends, Public Holidays and after hours contact:

Tasmanian Burns Unit
Ward 5A
5th Floor, A Block
Telephone:  6166 8566 (this service is also available 24hrs/day for advice)
Fax:  6234 9636

Launceston General Hospital:

Plastics Outpatient Department:
Telephone: (03) 6777 6777 (via Switchboard)

On-call LGH Plastics Registrar (24 hour advice)
Telephone: (03) 6777 6777