Burns surgeon on improved survival rates

A major burns unit in Essex has reported dramatic improvements in survival rates, placing it on a par with the best in the world.

St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns in Chelmsford says the progress, particularly for children and young adults, reflects advances in surgery and intensive care.

The unit currently treats about three out of four major burns patients in London and the south east.

Clinical director Professor Peter Dziewulski explains the benefits of the new approach.

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