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Over 250 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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Christmas and Summer Holiday Safety

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 alone in regards to a trampoline related injury! Follow the link to read about the different injuries obtained at Christmas time and how you can prevent them. 

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Drowning Remains One of the Biggest Killers

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.

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Furniture Related Injuries

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.

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