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WA Poisons Information Centre

Contact Details

Address

Sir Gairdner Hospital Hospital Avenue Nedlands, WA

Phone

13 11 26

Fax

Email

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Website

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Organisation Description

 

The WA Poisons Information Centre is a 24 hour, 7 days per week service, providing management advice to medical professionals and the general public on cases of actual or suspected poisoning. They also provide advice on the prevention of poisoning, drug information and the identification of toxic agents. Poisonings or suspected poisonings can involve a large range of toxic agents include animals, plants, fungi, pharmaceuticals (for both human and veterinary use), industrial chemicals, pesticides and other agro-chemicals, household cleaning products, cosmetics, food contaminants as well as environmental contaminants. The circumstances through which poisonings can occur include: accidental exposures involving children and adults to household cleaning products and medicines, bites and stings, therapeutic errors, workplace exposures, adverse reactions, environmental accidents and attempts of deliberate self harm.

 

Parking Options

Paid and Disabled bays available

Public Transportation Options

Bus, Community Transport

Regions
  • Australia Wide
Target Groups
  • Whole Community
Settings
  • Farm Safety
  • Undefined
Injury
  • Alcohol and Drug Related Harm
  • Poisoning
  • Suicide and Self Harm