The Manchester Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns

RMCH, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

The central site for Paediatric Plastic Surgery is at RMCH on the campus of Manchester Royal Infirmary in the city centre.   RMCH is a new build hospital opened in 2009 which centralised children’s services.


The Paediatric Burns Service

Ward 81 is the Burns Unit, with a total of 10 beds, including provision for high dependency care.   The Unit has its own dedicated assessment/triage area and operating theatre which can be made available on a 24 hour basis.   Children requiring intensive care level intervention, such as respiratory support are nursed in the Paediatric ICU which adjoins the burns unit.

Wards 77 and 76

Most plastic surgery patients are cared for on either ward 77 (in patients) or 76 (day surgery).   Both wards as well as the burns service are staffed by specified children’s nurses and have full access to paediatric support services such as Play Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Dietetics and Speech and Language Therapy.

Children’s Clinics

There are three sites for clinics within RMCH.   The main Outpatient department hosts the Consultants’ main clinics for new referrals and follow up after surgery as well as the dedicated long term burn scar clinic.

Close to the front door of the hospital is the Burns and Plastic Aftercare Clinic (BPAC) which is a Nurse Led service with Consultant supervision which offers a dressing clinic and initial point of contact after elective or trauma surgery and for children with burn injuries being managed at home.  

The Cleft Lip and Palate service has its own dedicated clinic on the ground floor of the hospital to allow children to be assessed by large variety of specialists involved in the comprehensive multidisciplinary team management of these conditions.

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