In 2016/17 the Burns Trust was committed to advancing world class care through the National Community Grants Program and Patient Care Services.
National Community Grants Program
In 2016/17, $115,000 was allocated to the burns community through the National Community Grants Program to fund world-class burns prevention, care and support projects. This program is made possible through the generous support of our partnership with Clipsal by Schneider Electric, where 50c from every Clipsal smoke alarm sold across Australia is donated to the Burns Trust. In 2016/17 funds were provided for a variety of innovative and worthwhile burns projects across Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, Western Australia and South Australia.
Patient Care Services
Our partnership with GM Holden continued throughout 2016/17 with the delivery of two new Holden Evoke Sportwagons. The Burns Patient Transport Vehicle, which is housed at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), is driven by the volunteer group, Lavender Lads and Ladies and transports up to 800 burns patients a year who are rendered unable to drive due to their injuries. The BurnSafe Education Vehicle travels hundreds of kilometres each week taking our BurnSafe Education Program to Early Learning Centres and Primary Schools across metro and regional South Australia, educating in excess of 10,000 children each year.