The Peter Hughes BURN Foundation (PHBF) is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to meet the needs of Burn Survivors and their families in times of trauma. Peter Hughes, Principal of the Foundation, is the man whose face was seen during the first hours of the news coverage from the Bali bombings in October 2002. Alongside Peter, the majority of the Board have sustained burn injuries at various levels of severity, bringing a deep understanding and a passion towards achieving the vision of the Foundation. Co-Patrons Professor Fiona Wood (Australian of the Year 2005) and Peter Overton (Channel Nine News) are also working alongside Peter. Also, Dr Peter Maitz OAM, Dr Peter Haertsch OAM, Christine Parker and Frank Li from the Concord Hospital Burns Unit have become Board Advisors the Peter Hughes BURN Foundation.
All Burn Survivors deserve a normal life, when a Burn Survivor receives a burn injury they may experience issues and these may extend to the need for career retraining, strain on the family that all too often can lead to relationship breakdowns, issues with self worth, low self esteem, body image and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which can all contribute to isolation from society.
We empower the next generation of survivors, by helping to build their resilience and social esteem and establish or strengthen their relationships skills.