Infographic showing number of children burned in January 2018

Burns and scalds to children in January 2018

535

Children were burned or scalded in January 2018

This figure only relates to the more serious burns and scalds - it does not include the thousands seen by A&E departments

BREAKDOWN OF BURNS AND SCALDS BY AGE:

0 - 2 years: 251

2 - 4 years: 151

5 - 14 years: 124

15 - 19 years: 9

Top Sources

Kettle Spill

Electric Hob

Hot Fluid

Top Areas

Bedroom

3

Bathroom

4

Kitchen

1

Living Room

2

1 Manchester

2 Bristol

3 City of London

4 Leeds

1
2
3
4

Top Activities

Childs Play/Exporation

Food Preparation

First aid Advice

1. COOL the burn with running cold tap water for 20 minutes and remove all clothing and jewellery (unless it is melted or firmly stuck to the wound).

2. CALL for help: 999, 111 or local GP for advice.

3. COVER with cling film or a sterile, non-fluffy dressing or cloth. Make sure the patient is kept warm.

4. CLICK HERE for more information.

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