About Burns

Burns are one of the most devastating forms of trauma. Patients with serious burn injury require immediate specialised care in order to minimise the infection rates and mortality. Getting admitted at the earliest in a specialised burns unit after a burn injury is very important as the burn wounds get infected very fast if not taken care of immediately.


DESUN’s Burn’s Unit

DESUN Hospital’s Burns Unit is the only dedicated Tertiary Level Burns Unit in Siliguri, India. This Burns Unit provides patients and their families with the highest level of specialised burn care. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive burn care in a nurturing, compassionate, personal and hygienic environment.

Care for Burns of all Types / Degrees at DESUN

We provide comprehensive burn care, including life-threatening injuries. DESUN’s Burns Unit provides the most advanced, innovative care for the treatment of all degrees of burns.

First Degree Burns: This involves epidermis (outermost layer of the cells). These types of burns heal without scarring; for example – extreme sunburn.

Second Degree (Superficial) Burns: This involves epidermis and superficial part of dermis (the sensitive connective tissue layer of the skin located below the epidermis).These types of burns usually heal with intensive care and frequent aseptic dressings at the Burns Unit within 3 weeks with some scarring.

Second Degree (Deep) Burns: This involves epidermis and deep dermis. These types of burns take a long time to heal with appreciable scarring. These types of burns generally require Skin Grafting in a specialised Burns Unit.

Third Degree Burns: In this case, the full thickness of the skin, including the muscles, is burnt. These types of burns require excision and skin grafting in an advanced Burns Unit.

DESUN’s Burns Unit & ICU is well equipped to handle all the above mentioned degrees of burn cases.


DESUN Burns Unit: Team Approach

We adopt a team approach to caring for burn patients and their families. Our highly-trained critical care Burns Unit comprises of experienced and compassionate multidisciplinary team of specialists, who are skilled in critical care medicine and nursing. We are the only burns unit in Eastern India to have a dedicated psychiatrist to address the psychological needs of patients.

DESUN’s Burn Team

The DESUN Burns Unit has specialists who work closely together to ensure that our patient is benefitted from expert care. The care team includes:

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
  • Physiotherapist to prevent/minimise post burn contractures
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians and Staff
  • Psychiatrist
  • Nutritionist
  • Nursing Staff

Speciality of DESUN Burns Unit

  • Appropriate critical care unit for burn recovery and monitoring
  • Isolation units to prevent / reduce infective complications
  • Facility for separate sterile dressing rooms for dressings
  • 24×7 fully functional, with trained team

DESUN Burns Unit Provides

  • Acute care for all severely injured burns patients
  • 24-hour facilities for reconstructive surgery for burns patients in association with plastic and reconstructive surgery unit
  • Post-operative rehabilitation and scar management services
  • Advice, assessment and treatment of outpatients with minor burns

Success Rate at DESUN

For the above reasons, the Burns Unit of DESUN Hospital enjoys a far higher success rate than other hospitals in North Bengal.