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Children and Injury in WA

Children and Injury in WA

By Injury Matters • August 6th, 2020

Unfortunately, more Western Australian children died due to an injury than cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined between 2011 and 2015. Injuries are a leading cause of hospitalisation amongst children, with 40,015 children hospitalised due to an injury in WA between 2011 and 2015. Falls, mechanical forces and transport incidents contributed to the highest proportionmore…

Know Injury Program Highlights 2019/20

By Injury Matters • July 29th, 2020

During the 2019/20 financial year Injury Matters continued to grow the capacity of the WA injury prevention sector through the Know Injury program. Thanks to funding from the WA Department of Health, a variety of Know Injury activities were provided over the last twelve months, including; the delivery of 20 workforce development opportunities to 1,048more…

2020 National Farm Safety Week: Farming for a Future

By Injury Matters • July 21st, 2020

It’s National Farm Safety Week 2020! Farm injuries are common, with farming still one of the most dangerous occupations in Australia. Farmers and their families are exposed to many risks, such as heavy machinery, quad bikes, dams and lakes. However, there are a range of strategies that can be adopted to prevent and reduce themore…

WA Burden of Disease Study 2015

By Injury Matters • June 30th, 2020

The Epidemiology Branch of the WA Department of Health and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently conducted the Western Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015 to provide an assessment of the impact of diseases, injuries and risk factors for the whole population, health regions and the Aboriginal population. Utilising several data collections,more…

Hospitalised Sports Injuries in Australia

By Injury Matters • May 20th, 2020

Sport is a setting which can attract lots of injuries, however it is often overlooked as a public health issue or a priority setting for injury prevention. Sports injuries frequently lead to hospital admittance, as captured in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) recent report, Hospitalised Sports Injury in Australia, 2016-17.     Drmore…