BRAVE PATIENT RECEIVES PRIDE OF BRITAIN AWARD

We’re very pleased that our patient Tilly Sawford received a bravery award from ITV’s Pride of Britain 2016.

Here’s a video of the evening’s awards.

Tilly was just 15 months old when she fell into a scalding hot bath, suffering 86% burns to her body. Since then, Tilly has undergone 500 operations, including a leg amputation. Given just a 5% chance of survival, Tilly has been “amazingly brave” since the accident, fully deserving her Child of Courage award.

Consultant plastic surgeon Ciaran operated on Tilly at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust: “She had burns to 86% of her total body surface. At the time no child of that age had survived so severe an injury.”