Archive for the ‘Child safety’ Category

Kidsafe Childhood Injury Bulletins & Reports

By Injury Matters • July 30th, 2021

Kidsafe WA have released three reports highlighting childhood injury topics, providing an essential link between the hospital and injury prevention stakeholders. The recently released reports cover: Playground Injuries Intentional Injuries Small-Wheeled Devices The reports highlight the number of childhood injury admissions to Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) between 2015-2020. During this period: 5,233 children presented tomore…

2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards

By Injury Matters • October 5th, 2020

The 2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards recognise individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the community by conducting activities that aim to prevent and reduce the impact of injury within Western Australia. Applications for the Awards are open until Friday the 8th January 2021 and are encouraged frommore…

Children and Injury in WA

By Injury Matters • August 6th, 2020

Unfortunately, more Western Australian children died due to an injury than cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined between 2011 and 2015. Injuries are a leading cause of hospitalisation amongst children, with 40,015 children hospitalised due to an injury in WA between 2011 and 2015. Falls, mechanical forces and transport incidents contributed to the highest proportionmore…

Injury hospitalisations to WA children

By Injury Matters • January 22nd, 2019

Injury was the cause of 28.7% of children’s attendance at the Perth Children Hospital Emergency Department from July 2017 to June 2018. In partnership with the Perth Children’s Hospital Emergency Department Injury Surveillance Unit, Kidsafe WA recently released the 2017-2018 Annual Data Report, which analyses the demographics, causality and treatment of these injuries. The followingmore…

Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia in 2017

By Injury Matters • December 11th, 2018

The WA Department of Health recently published the 2017 edition of the Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia report. In collating this report 780 parents and carers of children aged 0 to 15 years were randomly sampled and completed a computer assisted telephone interview. The report highlights that in 2017 approximately one inmore…

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