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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 the 11th of December 2020 and are encouraged frommore…

2020 WA Falls Report

By Injury Matters • September 1st, 2020

Falls are a significant public health issue affecting Western Australian families and the economy, with falls ranking as the leading cause of injury hospitalisations and emergency department attendances in 2018. Bringing attention to the incidence of falls-related fatalities, hospitalisations and emergency department attendances in Western Australia and the need to implement effective falls prevention initiatives,more…

WA Causes of Death in 2018

By Injury Matters • 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 Injury Matters • 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…

Older Adult Injuries – Summit session recap

By • December 4th, 2017

The ‘Older Adult Injury’ panel session at the Injury Prevention Summit provided an opportunity for health professionals working with older adults to exchange practical information and ideas. A recurring theme was the importance of a holistic, person-centred approach to the health of older adults. Statistically, falls make up the largest proportion of older adult injuries,more…

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