A burn injury is for life. The scars are physical as well as psychological, and can present life-long challenges for the individual and their families.
What many people don’t know is that children and the elderly are the most vulnerable, and the majority of injuries occur as a result of an accident that could so easily have been prevented.
Did you know that 30 children go to hospital every day with a hot drink burn? It’s scary to think that something as common as a tea or coffee can have such devastating effects, but a burn injury really is for life.
7,661 children were burned or scalded in 2021 alone in England and Wales. This figure doesn’t include the thousands seen and discharged in A&E. These are the children who were so badly injured they had to be admitted to a Specialist Burns Unit.
That’s why we’re supporting National Burn Awareness Day on Wednesday 12 October 2022.
You can help to keep children safe by: