Salisbury Foundation Trust

Frequently Asked Questions


BUGS has taken care that the information presented in FAQ is accurate at the time of posting on to our website. Below is simple advice for common problems and is relevant to patients and ex-patients and their families or carers at *Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust's Burns Unit. BUGS cannot accept responsibility for any inappropriate use of the information. If you experience problems which are not covered by the answers on the website please contact your Burns Unit. *The Burns Unit, Salisbury District Hospital: 01722 345507 (Direct Line to the Unit).

Why do blisters sometimes occur on the burn scar or donor site?
Why do my scars change colour?
Why does the burn scar and donor site appear dry and how can I prevent/improve this?
Can I go out in the sun?
UVA and UVB protection
What can I do about my itching?
What are pressure garments?
How long will I need to wear a pressure garment?
Can I go swimming?

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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