2017 Grants



Applications for Round 1 of the 2017 National Clipsal Community Grants were highly competitive. In total, $68,850 was awarded for the following burns related projects and equipment. This funding will make a significant impact to the care and support for burns patients across Australia.

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service, Western Operations - $15,000 to purchase six Bodyguard Volumetric Infusion pumps for the critical care of burns patients at each RFDS base in WA. This equipment will help deliver lifesaving aeromedical evacuations and primary health care to communities within WA and will also allow for accurate administration of intravenous fluids and pain management for care of burns patients.
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation, QLD - $13,850 to purchase an Oxford Chair for burns patients' comfort and rehabilitation. It is anticipated this chair will assist over 5,000 burns patients during its estimated 10-year life.
  • Burns Support Foundation, NSW - $10,000 to facilitate September's "Camp Corroboree". This camp has been run twice a year for 26 years to benefit the psychological recovery of paediatric burn survivors and the whole family following a burn injury.
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service, Central Operations - $15,000 to purchase a Fan Forced Blanket Warmer and two Bodyguard Vision Pumps to enhance the professional medical care provided to burns patients within the aeromedical environment.
  • National Burns Survivor Education & Support Forum, QLD - $15,000 to facilitate the National Burns Support Forum which will be held on the Sunshine Coast from Friday 2 June - Sunday 4 June 2017.
FIRST AID QUICK GUIDE
In an emergency call 000
1. REMOVE
Remove any clothing and jewellery from the affected area to allow effective cooling of the burn.
2. COOL
Cool the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes - this will stop the burning process and also help ease the pain.
3. COVER
Cover the burn with a clean lint free cloth or if it is a large area, cover loosely with cling wrap to lessen the chance of infection.
4. SEEK
Seek medical advice if the burn is larger than a 20 cent piece or on the face, hands, feet or groin area.