The Burn Service is part of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Middlemore Hospital and serves as the Regional Burn Unit for the same catchment area as the Department of Plastic Surgery (north of the Bombay Hills).

Incorporated on-site is the National Burn Centre (NBC) which cares for the most severe burn injured patients from both local region and around the country. The National Burns Centre is part of a larger burn care network with existing regional burn treatment facilities in Christchurch, Hutt Valley and Waikato. Staff work closely with these units to manage referrals.


national burns centreAbout the National Burn Centre

Middlemore’s state-of-the art National Burn Centre opened on Friday 16 June 2006.


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fireWhat is a burn?

A burn can be caused by heat, (e.g. hot water, fire or contact with hot objects), electricity, radiation or chemicals.


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middlemore hospitalReferrals

This section includes referral criteria and process.  Referrals can come from your family doctor or any emergency department.

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Executive Leadership Team

National Burn Service Group

This group includes representatives from each regional burn unit (RBU).


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Useful resources

Here are a range of resources and website for both parents, patients and health professionals.


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