Gymnasium for the Alfred Burns Unit

The Julian Burton Burns Trust and NAB partnered to raise funds to implement a new and exclusive gymnasium for the Helen McPherson-Smith Burns Unit at the Alfred Hospital.

Rehabilitation of movement is a vital part of recovery from burn injury. Patients have often had to use a shared gym with other hospital departments which increases the chance of infection to the burn and may extend hospital stays. An exclusive use gymnasium will reduce infection risks, incorporate specialised equipment and decrease wait times to use machines.

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.