Journal articlesThe Katie Piper Foundation: Catrin's journey

The Katie Piper Foundation: Catrin's journey

29/06/17 | Burns, Societies | Catrin Pugh

In April 2013, I was involved in a road traffic accident that changed my life forever. I was left with full thickness burns to 96% of my body, leaving only my scalp and the soles of my feet untouched. I spent three months in an induced coma, and a further five months in the burns unit at Whiston Hospital. I had amazing support and the quality of care that I received was outstanding. My acute care involved over 200 operations and procedures, daily dressing changes, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and scar management. My last wound(s) didn't heal until about 20 months after the fire. I wore pressure masks and garments 23 hours a day, which helped the appearance of my scars.