Welcome to London and South East England Burn Network
We are one of four, Operational Delivery Networks for specialised burns. The LSEBN serves a population of around 21 million people, living in London, the East of England, Kent Surrey and Sussex, Thames Valley and Wessex.
The network consists of five hospitals providing specialised care for people with burn injuries, including those with complex burn injuries (requiring care in a burn centre or burn unit). We are making plans to develop new facilities, providing specialist care for patients with less severe injuries, closer to where they live.
St Andrews Burn Centre, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford
Centre for adults and children (link to St Andrews burns website)
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
Centre for adults / Unit for children (link to Chelsea & Westminster burns website)
Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
Unit for adults and children (link to QVH burns website)
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury
Unit for adults and children (link to Stoke Mandeville burns website)
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Facility for adults and children (link to the Oxford John Radcliffe burns and plastics website)
the burn network
Specialised burn care services include all burn care delivered by Burns centres, Burn units and Burn facilities delivered as part of a provider network, including the whole pathway of specialist assessments, admission to a Centre, Unit or Facility and rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction. In England and Wales, specialist burn care services are organised on a tiered model of care (centre, unit and facility);
- Burn Centre: This level of in-patient burn care is for the highest level of injury complexity and offers a separately staffed, geographically discrete ward. The facilities are up to highest level of critical care and have immediate operating theatre access.
- Burn Unit: This level of in-patient burn care is for the moderate level of injury complexity and offers a separately staffed, discrete ward.
- Burn Facility: This level of in-patient burn care equates to a standard plastic surgical ward for the care of non-complex burn injuries.
We are developing plans to bring other hospitals into the network, providing specialist burn care closer to where people live, and reducing the need for patients and families to travel long distances for specialist care for less severe injuries. We will publish the details when the clinical and organisational arrangements are approved.
using the website
This website provides information and links for patients, members of the public and healthcare professionals. Use the sidebar to navigate to the following pages:
- Useful links and information for patients and their families, including support groups and charities for burn survivors and helpful first aid advice;
- NHS Organisations involved in specialised burn care, including other burn networks and NHS England commissioners.
- Healthcare professionals, with information and downloads in four areas:
- Download resources;
- Nursing, including protocols and policies for safeguarding;
- Psychology and psychosocial care, including training resources and guidelines;
- Therapies, including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and other allied professionals.
- Operational Delivery Network Board, including Organisational Governance documentation and meetings.
(Site updated 27/07/2023)