Over 150 Australian children die each year from preventable injuries, while a further 58,000 are hospitalised. Kidsafe exists to prevent these tragedies.
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The summer school holidays can be a very busy time for the Emergency Department at the Women's and Children's Hospital. 50 children presented to the Hospital last December in relation to a trampoline related injury. Follow the link to read about the different injuries obtained at Christmas time and how you can prevent them from happening.
The 2016 National Drowning Report was recently released... there were 32 drowning deaths of children aged 0-14 years in Australia between the 1st of July 2015 and 30th of June 2016. The majority of deaths were in the 0-4 years age group with 21 total deaths - 81% of these occurred from falls into water and over half were in swimming pools.
Is your heavy furniture secured and anchored to the wall or cabinet?
There are a number of furniture and TV related crush injuries to children every year in Australia; don’t take the risk, secure your furniture.