The state-of-the-art burns unit at Netcare Milpark Hospital is the only dedicated facility in the private sector in South Africa for the treatment of patients with burn injuries, and the hospital also has a level one trauma centre, accredited by the Trauma Society of South Africa. The burns unit was established in 2008, specifically to meet the intricate medical needs of patients with severe burns.
The unit has eight private isolation rooms, including intensive care beds, and a dedicated burns theatre within the ICU. The unit has been designed to prevent cross infection, and patients are isolated from their arrival to their discharge. Treating patients in isolation is vital in the fight against infection, which is a major risk in serious burns cases.
With a reputation for world-class care, the burns unit at Netcare Milpark Hospital has to date treated thousands of patients who are referred from across South Africa and the African continent.