Outdoor Recreation and Leisure Sports Toolkit

Outdoor Recreation and Leisure Sports Toolkit

By Injury Matters • October 28th, 2021

As the weather warms up many Western Australians will be taking part in a range of popular outdoor recreation and leisure sports. We can all agree, there are countless social, emotional and physical benefits from being in the natural environment and being physically active. However, we should consider the hazards involved in activities like boating,more…

Know Injury eNews | October 2021

By Injury Matters • October 5th, 2021

In this edition of the Know Injury eNews (October 2021): KNOW | 2021 National Drowning Report LEARN | Regional Engagement Training for Metro Health Workers LEARN | Heat Injury among Young Children CONNECT | Injury Prevention Network CONNECT | CONNECT.ed SECTOR NEWS Released: 2021 National Drowning Report Royal Life Saving Australia has recently released themore…

2021 National Drowning Report

By Injury Matters • September 24th, 2021

Royal Life Saving Australia has recently released the 2021 National Drowning Report, highlighting the incidence of fatal and non-fatal drowning across Australia between 1st July 2020 and 30th June 2021. The report found that 294 people lost their lives to drowning and estimates that an additional 674 people experienced a non-fatal drowning incident. To growmore…


By Injury Matters • September 14th, 2021

In this edition of the Know Injury eNews (September 2021): KNOW | Injury in Regional and Remote WA KNOW | Disease Expenditure in Australia 2018-19 KNOW | National Suicide and Self-Harm Monitoring System LEARN | Dementia Enabling Environments for Falls Prevention LEARN | An Appetite for Change: Preventing Falls in Older Adults LEARN | Regionalmore…

Injury in regional and remote WA

By Injury Matters • September 1st, 2021

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Geographical analysis of hospitalised injury and injury deaths in 2017-18 tool provides an interactive insight into the counts and rates of injury hospitalisations and deaths by remoteness of individuals residence. Given the high proportion of Australians that reside in major cities it is no surprise that the largestmore…