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02 June 2020

The Hidden Scar - Esther's Story

Our vision "Scarless Healing - in mind and...

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annual burn injuries requiring treatment in Australia


current Fiona Wood Foundation research projects


reduction in length of hospital stay over past 10 years


funds needed to achieve our 2015 research goals

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Our Challenge

Burns are a global health issue and a chronic disease. They devastate individuals, families and communities due to the physical, psychological and social impacts of the injury. And it profoundly affects quality of life.  In addition to visible scarring a burn causes damage to other vital organ and system function, unrelated to the site of injury.

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Our Approach

By engaging in unique interdisciplinary research, we aim to fully understand the links between the body’s response to burn injury and clinical outcomes. This knowledge is pivotal in developing innovative solutions to the problems of wound healing and burn scar with its associated cosmetic, functional and psychological issues.

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Basic Science

Ground breaking research into tissue repair and regeneration.

Population Health

Unique data linkage drives intervention and prevention initiatives.

Clinical Research

Developing innovative technologies and evidence based treatments.

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Our Impact

"We’ve seen how science can make a difference to an individual. How we can take a little piece of skin that isn’t injured and we can change the way people scar. I’ve seen the power of basic science to individuals at the bedside. That is so special"

Professor Fiona Wood

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How you can help

There are many different ways you can help us to make a difference to those who have suffered a burn injury

Fiona Wood

From Fiona Wood

Professor Fiona Wood is one of Australia’s most innovative and respected surgeons and researchers. A highly skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon and world leading burns specialist, she has pioneered research and technology development in burns medicine.

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Jessie-Lee Wray

Patient Stories

Our patients really bring to life the importance of the work of the Fiona Wood Foundation. Some of our patients have generously agreed to share their stories, so that you can better understand how the money we receive from our donors is spent.

Their stories

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