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Kidsafe WA: Childhood Injury Bulletins and Reports

Kidsafe WA have released three reports highlighting childhood injury topics, providing an essential link between the hospital and injury prevention stakeholders. The recently released reports cover:

The reports highlight the number of childhood injury admissions to Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) between 2015-2020. During this period:

  • 5,233 children presented to PCH ED with an injury related to the playground. 
  • Falls accounted for just over 70 percent of all playground-related injuries from 2015 to 2020.
  • 2,025 intentional injury presentations to PCH ED.
  • Intentional self-harm accounted for 78.3% of intentional injuries.
  • Alleged assault accounted for 20.6% of intentional injuries.
  • 2,736 small-wheeled device-related injury presentations to PCH ED.
  • Scootering is the most common activity leading to small-wheeled device-related injuries, followed by skateboarding.
  • Only 5.6 percent of children injured while riding a small-wheeled device were reported as wearing a helmet.

For more information, access the full reports here.