Archive for the ‘Child safety’ Category

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…

WA children sporting injury hospitalisation

By Injury Matters • May 8th, 2018

Participation in sporting activities offers children numerous health benefits, however participation in sport can also result in an injury. Exploring the incidence of sporting injury presentations to Princess Margaret Hospital’s Emergency Department (PMH ED), Kidsafe WA recently released a research report exploring this topic. As indicated in the infographic below from the childhood sporting injuriesmore…

Wellbeing of Australian Children and Youth

By • March 20th, 2018

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) recently released its third report card on the wellbeing of young Australians. This report provides data relating to how Australian children and youth are faring in six areas; loved and safe, material basics, healthy, learning, participating, and positive sense of identity and culture. These six areasmore…

Child Injuries – Summit Session Recap

By • January 12th, 2018
Child Injuries – Summit Session Recap

The child injures session at the Injury Summit 2017 highlighted numerous priority areas and concerns for those working within the sector. There was an agreeance that the incidence of child injuries was much higher within high risk populations, one being those living in regional WA. Highlighting that more work needs to be done within thesemore…

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