Newcastle Hospitals Charity is pleased to have supported the Northern Regional Burns Centre – based at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary – with a grant of £3,240 to create a new video resource to educate viewers on proper burns prevention and first aid.
The film, which was launched on the Northern Regional Burns Centre’s Twitter account and via an in-hospital event on Wednesday 12th October, clearly demonstrates the steps in caring for a burn injury at home, before seeking additional care. The aim of the film is to empower more people with the knowledge of how to safely care for burns at home or in the workplace, potentially reducing the length of treatment needed for the burn, or even preventing admission to hospital. You can watch it below:
The film will be distributed to GP practices, children’s centres and other relevant community groups for use on waiting area televisions, as well as used in an outreach education programme with pharmacists, care agencies, community nursing teams, and health visiting teams.
Emma Hodgkinson, Clinical Psychologist at the Burns Unit who applied for the grant said: “We are very grateful to Newcastle Hospitals Charity for their kind support of our new film. We anticipate that this project could provide vital first aid and prevention advice to thousands of patients in our region, as well as hundreds of care staff, pharmacists, and community nursing teams.
“We hope that this will have an impact on the proportion of patients who report using effective first aid, perhaps even reducing the numbers of patients who use our service or require surgery or admission to hospital.”
The film features a range of expert staff from Newcastle Hospitals sharing their knowledge and covers topics including common causes of burns, burns prevention, and top tips for effective first aid.
Jon Goodwin, Head of Grant Programmes at Newcastle Hospitals Charity, said: “Newcastle Hospitals Charity is all about helping our hospitals go further – providing the Trust with additional resources to help it go ‘above and beyond’. Many of our grants are towards initiatives that improve patients’ experiences whilst they’re in hospital, but we’d rather they didn’t need to come here at all! The team have produced an absolutely brilliant short film, which I’m sure will have a huge preventative impact.”
He added: “As a parent of small children, I was amazed at how much I learned in five minutes about burns prevention and – just as importantly – first aid.”
The film can be found on the Northern Regional Burns Centre’s twitter account and on the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust YouTube channel.
The team have produced an absolutely brilliant short film, which I’m sure will have a huge preventative impact. As a parent of small children, I was amazed at how much I learned in five minutes about burns prevention and – just as importantly – first aid.Jon Goodwin Head of Grant Programmes, Newcastle Hospitals Charity