Burns and scalds
The financial costs to the NHS of burns to a child and the emotional cost to the child and their family is significant.
Watch our interview with Dr Amber Young, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol interviewed as part of our DVD on burns and scalds where she talks about the impact of these. Key facts include:
- The cost of a simple tea scald for one or two day's treatment is £2,000 per child
- The cost to the NHS to treat a major burn to a child even without intensive care is £60,000