Announced today, the Fiona Wood Foundation shares in nearly $2M of research funding awarded by the Department of Health. Grants are awarded to projects that aim to improve the cost effectiveness and efficiency of the public health system.
Congratulations to Professor Suzanne Rea who will lead the research - "Laser - the earlier the better?". The Burns Service of WA was the first burns service in Australia to use the Fractional CO2 laser to treat burns scars.The project will investigate the benefits were it introduced earlier in the patient journey.
The aim of the study is to investigate if early intervention with the laser minimises scar, decreases the time needed in pressure garments, improves the range of motion and results in less expensive reconstructive surgery for the patient.
Professor Rea's team at the Burns Service of WA, include Dr Elizabeth Wharton and Dr Sarah McGarry, who will undertake this project next year.
Read the full media statement here.