Some patients will be assessed as being suitable for outpatient treatment after being referred in to be assessed. Others will become outpatients after being treated as inpatients.
Outpatient services consist of multidisciplinary clinics staffed by doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers.
Most clinics are run on-site at Middlemore Hospital either in Kidz First or the National Burn Centre. For select paediatric patients, a visiting burn nurse may visit the patient in their home. For other patients, a visiting district nurse service may help with dressings in the home.