According to European Burn Association, the burn camps are specialised camps for children with specific medical diagnoses have been in existence for many years. The move to establish camps for burn-injured children began with the week long camp created by Burn Centre staff at The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. in the 1980's. It is now a concept that has spread across the globe and is widely considered to be an important component of rehabilitation services designed to facilitate the successful adaptation of burn-injured children. In short, burn camps aim to provide activities designed to help children face the challenges of a major burn injury in an atmosphere of fun, support and rehabilitation.
The European Burn Camp concept was formed in 1998 with the aim of encouraging burn centres from European countries to take part in multi-national camp experiences. A number of international camps have been held, but the trend has been towards the setting up of a number of successful national camps. The emphasis is on sharing the knowledge and experience which exists in these camps, with the European Burn Camp Committee acting in an advisory and supportive capacity.


Pinderfields Burns Camp

Contact Name: Judith O'Shaughnessy club director
Organisation address: OT Department, Pinderfields General Hospital, Aberford Road, Wakefield, WF1 4DG, UK
Tel number: 01924 212332
Email: judyosh@hotmail.com , www.pinderfieldsburnsclub.org.uk


Enzo's Friends

Contact Name: Kate Whitting
Organisation address: Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham
Email: Kate.whitting@bch.nhs.uk


Contact Name: Debbie McCarthy
Organisation address: Peanut Ward, Queen Victoria Hospitals, Holtyre Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3DZ
Email: debbiemccarthy@gvh.nhs.uk

Chelsea and Westminster Burns Family Group

Contact Name: Sarah Howarth
Organisation address: Burns Unit, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 6NL
Email: r.howarth@ucl.ac.uk


Welsh Dragon Burns Club

Contact Name: Louise Scannel
Organisation address: Dyfed Ward, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL, UK
Email: Louise.Scannell@swansea-tr.wales.nhs.uk

Frenchay After Burns Children's Club

Contact Name: Caroline James club director
Organisation address: 45, Sunnyside, Frampton, Cotterell, Bristol, BS26 2EH, UK
Email: carolinejames@bluyonder.co.uk

The burned children's club

Contact Name: Pat Wade
Organisation address: 2 Repton House, Repton Close, Burnt Mills, Basildon , SS13 1LJ, UK
Tel number: +44(0)1268-527-796 Mobile: +44 (0)7876-636-415
Email: burncamp@tiscali.co.uk, www.burnedchildrenclub.org.uk

The Scottish Burned Children's Club

Contact Name: Mark Stevenson
Organisation address: PO Box 1950, Livingston, EH54 6YR, Scotland, UK
Tel number: 01506 591 999
Email: enquiries@theburnsclub.org.uk, www.theburnsclub.org.uk

Northern General Hospital Trust

Contact Name: Claire Warren
Organisation address: Burns Unit, Northern General Hospital Trust, Herries Road, Sheffield, SS6 AU
Email: claire.warren@sth.nhs.uk

Knox Ward Burn's Support Group

Contact Name: Christine Quinn
Organisation address: Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6BE, Northern Ireland
Email: Play.dept@royalhospital.n-i.nhs.uk

Children's Fire and Burn Trust

Contact Name: Carolyn Cripps, OBE, charity Director
Organisation address: 36 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0RE
Email: ccripps@childrensfireburntrust.org.uk



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