Greenwood Kavanagh Award

The Greenwood Kavanagh Award is awarded to outstanding members of the burns community who have made a significant contribution to the field of burns in the key areas of prevention, care, research and support of burn injury and burns survivors.

Prof John Greenwood AM

Prof John Greenwood is the Burn Unit Director of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. On 12 October 2002 John along with Sheila Kavanagh and their Burns Assessment Team were the first to arrive in Darwin to operate and treat the casualties of the Bali Bombings.

John received an Honoury Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his outstanding service and courage and is a co-founder of the Burns Trust.

Sheila Kavanagh OAM

Sheila Kavanagh has been Head Clinical Nurse Consultant of the Royal Adelaide Burns Unit since 1996. Sheila was a member of the RAH Burns Assessment team which was sent to Darwin to assist in the care of the survivors of the Bali bombing and was awarded an OAM for her commitment, courage and service.

Sheila is also a co-founder and Director of the Julian Burton Burns Trust.

In an emergency call 000
Remove any clothing and jewellery from the affected area to allow effective cooling of the burn.
Cool the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes - this will stop the burning process and also help ease the pain.
Cover the burn with a clean lint free cloth or if it is a large area, cover loosely with cling wrap to lessen the chance of infection.
Seek medical advice if the burn is larger than a 20 cent piece or on the face, hands, feet or groin area.