The journey to opening a dedicated rehabilitation centre for adults who have survived burns has been one of meticulous preparation. On BBC Breakfast on Friday 26th October, you can have a behind-the-scenes glimpse as we prepare to evolve out of our development phase, and into being a fully-fledged service.
Running a rehabilitation service, where survivors can focus wholly on furthering their rehabilitation through techniques such as scar management has been the goal of The Katie Piper Foundation since its inception. Developing this service with patients at its heart, has been a rewarding and challenging process.
On the BBC piece you’ll see that Katie has carefully chosen the perfect team to deliver this life changing service.
We’re delighted to be working in collaboration with charitable status hospital – Fairfield Independent Hospital in Merseyside. With the charitable hospital’s 40 years of experience of running a high quality health service with a renowned physiotherapy team and tranquil grounds, and The Katie Piper Foundation’s almost ten years of listening to survivors of burns and providing practical help and treatments, this is a partnership built on shared goals and a passion to see survivors of burns thrive. You’ll see the fantastic physiotherapists there who are able to enable huge leaps in the path of full recovery, using their longstanding skills as well as utilising new cutting edge equipment that is rarely available for survivors of burns.
Danielle, photographed below is one of several patients who saw huge impact of having a tailored package of treatment and care delivered intensively daily. She has now gone on to be our Patient Coordinator so in turn, has made a huge difference to patients during our development phase and will go on to do so to many more. Professor Kayvan Shokrollahi featured in the broadcast was instrumental in making the vision of this serviced, the first of its kind in the UK, a reality.
We aim to deliver over 3,000 hours of direct care, treatment and activities in the first 12 months of opening. So we look forward to reporting back to you in early 2019. We’ll be able to tell you about new patients whose lives will have changed course, thanks to their commitment to rehabilitation in partnership with The Katie Piper Foundation and our trusted partners.
If you’re an adult who has burns or scars from an injury, please ask us any questions, make an enquiry or read more about the rehabilitation service here. You can contact us using our contact form or call our Charity Services Team on 07496 827 266.