Burns and scalds

June 2012

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

Burns and scalds resources in our online shop


National burns and scalds conference

Find out what matters and what works at our first national burns and scalds conference in Manchester on Tuesday 24 September.


More information

Updated August 2013