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Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT WA • March 30th, 2020

We are committed to the health and safety of our community, within our organisation and without. In line with government guidelines, our workforce will be working offsite from this week to increase physical distancing and protect our community.

Quad-bike, sport and recreation, and domestic and family violence related admissions to Royal Perth Hospital, 2010-2019

By ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT WA • March 3rd, 2020

The Royal Perth Hospital Trauma Registry collects data regarding trauma patients who present to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment within seven days of obtaining an injury. The East Metropolitan Health Service regularly monitor the data collated within the Registry and produce injury topic-specific summary reports. Royal Perth Hospital have recently produced three reports, summarising tenmore…

Injury deaths in Australia in 2016-17

By ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT WA • December 4th, 2019

Injury deaths in Australia 2016-17 The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently released a report regarding the incidence of injury deaths in Australia, “Trends in injury deaths, Australia, 1999–00 to 2016–17”. The report found that injury was the cause of 8.2% of all deaths in Australia in 2016-17 (n=13,144). From 1999-00 to 2016-17more…

WA Causes of Death in 2018

By ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT WA • October 8th, 2019

Twenty-eight more Western Australians died due to injury in 2018, compared to 2017. The injury areas that experienced the highest increase in deaths in 2018 included “other accidental threats to breathing” (1,300% increase, n=28 vs n=2), “exposure to inanimate mechanical forces” (133% increase, n=7 vs n=2) and “assault” (109% increase, n=46 vs n=22).

2019 Western Australian Falls Report

By ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT WA • September 23rd, 2019

Through the Stay On Your Feet® program, Injury Matters has developed the inaugural Western Australian Falls Report. This report provides one document that captures the incidence of falls-related fatalities, hospitalisations, emergency department attendances and ambulance transportations due to falls in WA. The findings indicate that a Western Australian dies from a fall every 26 hours,more…

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