Royal Darwin Hospital Equipment & Research Lab


The team at Royal Darwin Hospital have seen many burns trauma patients arrive in Australia as the result of a disaster (eg: Bali Bombings etc) whilst also caring for patients throughout Northern Territory.

Together with the Lions District 201 C2 (clubs from SA and NT), the Julian Burton Burns Trust have been able to provide funding for state of the art equipment including a Podiatry Chair, a Skin Mesher for Skin Grafting and a Heart Monitor. These items will make a significant difference to the burns patients at the Royal Darwin Hospital.

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.