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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…

Australian Child Health Survey finds Australian parents disregarding safety guidelines

By • January 16th, 2017
Australian Child Health Survey finds Australian parents disregarding safety guidelines

A nationwide survey has found Australian parents are disregarding safety guidelines when their children are trampolining or riding a bike, scooter or skateboard. The poll, which surveyed 2,015 parents across Australia regarding the prevention and response to childhood incidents and injuries, also identified that parents were not confident to administer first aid or CPR tomore…

WA beaches safer with new communications network

By • January 9th, 2017
WA beaches safer with new communications network

Beaches in Western Australia will be safer this summer with the introduction of digital mobile radios that eliminate communication black spots for surf lifesavers along the coast. In WA, December, January and February experience the highest rates of hospitalisations due to drowning as many people head to our beaches to escape the heat. It ismore…

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