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Injury Prevention Network

By Injury Matters • September 9th, 2020

The Injury Matters Injury Prevention Network (IPN) is a group of WA injury prevention professionals who meet four times a year on a Friday morning to share knowledge and information about upcoming projects. Members work across a variety of injury topics and come from a range of organisation types. Our last meeting was held onmore…

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…

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…