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What can I do to prevent snake bites?

By Injury Matters • October 14th, 2020

Leading into summer, snakes can be more active as they have left their winter locations in search for food or a mate. Snake bites can happen at any time, but as the weather warms up it is extra important to be vigilant at the moment. Fortunately, snake bites can be prevented! Raising awareness of themore…

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…

Domestic and Family Violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

By Injury Matters • May 20th, 2020

Domestic and family violence can be experienced by any Western Australian, however many Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) community members, including; recent arrivals, international students, immigrants and refugee women, can face additional challenges in addressing violence. Additionally, women from CaLD backgrounds are less likely than other groups of women to report domestic violence. To raisemore…

Domestic and Family Violence Response Training

By Injury Matters • May 18th, 2020

COVID-19 is impacting the Western Australian community in a variety of ways, including influencing the incidence of injury. To raise awareness around the impact of COVID-19 on the prevalence of family and domestic violence and to increase health professional’s knowledge of how they can support someone they are concerned about, Injury Matters delivered a Domestic and Family Violence Response Webinar on Maymore…

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

By Injury Matters • 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…

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