The head of the new specialist burns unit in Birmingham says he hopes it will become a world leader in helping treat injuries.
The centre is led by the Director, Mr Naiem Moiemen, a consultant in burns and plastics at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Grahame Elsmore, from Wednesbury suffered 60 per cent burns nearly 20 years ago when he had an accident with flammable liquid in his garage.
He says the treatment techniques and facilities have changed unimaginably in the two decades since then.
He's now trialling skin replacement techniques which are making his scar tissue much softer and elastic, enabling him to get much more movement in his arms.
Since his accident he's had a 13-year-old son with his partner - something he says at his darkest times he never dreamed of happening.
Wiktoria Kaleta, 13, from Tettenhall in Wolverhampton is one of the patients who is going to benefit from the new specialist burns unit based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
Doctors and surgeons will also treat younger patients like Wiktoria at the Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Five years ago the teenager was badly burned in a house fire. She's now helping doctors trial new skin replacement and grafting techniques to improve her scarring.
She says it's very rewarding to be involved in the trials and hopes it could help other people in the future.
A £6 million treatment and research centre for people with burn injuries is being set up in Birmingham.
The unit is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but will treat patients at the Birmingham Children's Hospital and draw on expertise from the University of Birmingham.
It is also a partnership between the Ministry of Defence, University College London and the Royal Free Hospital in London to help test out the latest techniques in burn's surgery and medicine.
Doctors hope it'll become a world leader in developing new skin replacement treatments to repair scarring.
The latest skin graft techniques will be trialled at the unit and patients will also take part in clinical trials.
Surgeon Mr Naiem Moiemen talks about the new burns unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He hopes it will help both military and civilian patients.
Prince Charles is at the queen Elizabeth hospital to visit injured servicemen and women. He has brought presents for soldiers.
The Prince of Wales is a regular visitor to the hospital which treats injured service personnel.
HRH visits the hospital twice a year, usually in the summer and at Christmas. Staff say his visits help boost morale for men and women returning from Afghanistan with injuries.
As one of the city's largest public sector employers they say the hospital is exactly the kind of place that will be affected by further attacks on their pay and pensions.