Ground-breaking ways of caring for children injured by burns will be championed by a new research centre which opened in the region today. The Healing Foundation Centre has been given £1.5m to investigate treatments, and how to deal with the mental and physical scars of such injuries.
A new children's burns research programme has started at Frenchay Hospital near Bristol.
£1.5 million will be spent researching new treatments for burns as well as looking at the psychological effects.
It will also focus on common problems in the home; such as tea scalds and burns from hair straighteners.
Professor Alan Emond from the University of Bristol and Clodagh Richardson, mother of 11 month old Ava who was scarred when a hot cup of tea scolded her, spoke to ITV News West Country at the launch on Monday:
Two of our hospitals have been named as among the best in the UK for the quality of the food they serve to patients. Both Frenchay and Southmead are the only ones in the country to hold a silver 'Food for Life' award from the Soil Association.
Two Bristol hospitals have been given national awards for their food. Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals were given silver Food for Life awards by the Soil Association - the only hospitals to receive it.
In order to gain the Food for Life catering mark, the following standards must be met:
Meals are freshly prepared, with seasonal ingredients
Eggs are from cage-free hens and meat is from animals farmed to British welfare standards.
No endangered fish is served.
Menus are free from undesirable additives and GM ingredients.