The Newcastle Hospitals Burns Service provides specialist burns care for adults and paediatrics in the whole of the North East and Cumbria. The Burns Service is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, and has a children’s ward (Ward 11, New Victoria Wing) and an adult’s ward (Ward 37, Leazes Wing). We have a multidisciplinary team of experienced healthcare professionals including Surgeons, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Intensive Care Consultants, Microbiologists, and Clinical Psychologists. We also have access to other staff groups including Social Workers, Play Specialists, and Dietitians.
The Adult Burns Service has 8 beds consisting of four single rooms and two double rooms. The ward is situated next door to Intensive Care with beds for those people with more severe or complex injuries. It also has a designated burns theatre.
The Children’s Burns Service has 11 beds all of which are in single cubicles with space for parents to stay. The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is close by with beds for children with more severe or complex injuries.
After discharge, ongoing care is provided by the Specialist Burns Outreach Team, who can see people at home, in other hospitals, and in their regular clinics. Patients are also followed up by the medical team and psychology team after discharge as required.
The Newcastle Hospitals Burns Service is based in:
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road Newcastle upon Tyne
Children’s Burns Service:
Ward 11 (Level 4, New Victoria Wing)
Tel 0191 282 6011
Adult Burns Service:
Ward 37 (Level 5, Leazes Wing);
Tel 0191 282 5637
Burns and Plastics Aftercare Clinic: 0191 282 5039
Burns Outreach Team: 0191 282 0587
Visiting times are from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm, but can be flexible – please speak to the nurse in charge.
We ask that only two visitors attend per bed space at any one time.
Please do not bring flowers or plans to reduce the risk of infection.
Click on the links below for more information about the service