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Homelessness and injury

By • October 7th, 2019

On any given night in Western Australia, approximately 9,000 people are homeless. With family and domestic violence being the number one reason that people seek homelessness assistance in WA and 1 in 6 people who present to Royal Perth Hospital’s Homelessness Team having a primary diagnosis of injury, injury is both a driver of homelessnessmore…

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…

Preventing violence against women

By Injury Matters • September 9th, 2019

On average, a woman is killed by a partner or former partner every week in Australia.1 To support women impacted by relationship and family violence in Geraldton, Desert Blue Connect provides counselling, support, advocacy and crisis accommodation for women impacted by violence. In addition to providing support to women who are affected by violence, Desertmore…

Causes of death in Australia in 2017

By Injury Matters • July 26th, 2019

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently released a web report regarding deaths, causes of death and life expectancy in Australia in 2017. The report indicates that there were 160,909 deaths registered in Australia in 2017, of which 66% were among people aged 75 and over. Additionally the report indicates that 50% ofmore…

The incidence of injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

By • March 20th, 2019

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet recently released “Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2018”, which provides a summary of the most recent data regarding the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. The report highlights a range of Australian injury statistics, including: In 2016-17, the injury hospitalisation rate for Aboriginalmore…

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