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National Burn Service
First National Education Grant



The National Burn Service invites applications for a First National Education Grant, to be considered by National Burn Centre, Middlemore Foundation and First National Group representatives. The First National Education Grant will cover the registration costs only.  Any last minute cancellations will incur a cost to the applicant.



Emergency Management of Severe Burns

Developed by the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association, this is the emergency burn course of choice in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Holland, the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. It comprises a manual and a one-day practical course teaching participants how to recognise, assess, stabilize and transfer a severely burnt patient during their first 24 hours of care. It is aimed at any health professional who may have to treat a major burn injury. More information on the course is available at www.anzba.org.au


The fund will cover registration costs but participants must apply to their own DHB for funding of travel, accommodation and study leave.  


Please email Tracey Perrett (Tracey.Perrett@cmdhb.org.nz ) a copy of:

Burn Rehabilitation Course

Developed by the Australia and New Zealand Burn Association, the Burn Rehabilitation Course is a one day intensive course designed to inform health providers regarding the assessment, treatment and complexity of rehabilitation of the burned patient. It covers both the physical and psychosocial aspects of burn rehabilitation and is presented within the biopsychosocial model of patient care. The BRC is aimed at all health care providers who may find themselves involved in the rehabilitation of a severely burnt patient. It will supplement existing clinical knowledge in the management of trauma patients with specific aspects and additional challenges associated with a burn injury. More information is available at  www.anzba.org.au. This grant will cover the registration costs but participants must apply to their own DHB for funding of travel, accommodation and study leave. 


Please email Tracey Perrett (Tracey.Perrett@cmdhb.org.nz ) a copy of :

Application Form

Application form

Important notes:

  • Applications must include a letter of support from their line manager indicating they support the application, and that study leave, additional travel costs and accommodation will be supported by their employer.


  • Applicants should be willing to attend First National events to publicise the grant, and comply with media requests from First National promoting their sponsorship of the scheme. This may include photographs, quotes and attendance at local functions, newsletter, and social media or media stories.


Successful applicants will receive confirmation via the Middlemore Foundation. The applicant must make and fund their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Please be aware there is a cancellation fee for not attending the course.

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