Falls Prevention

About Falls Prevention

  • Falls are the greatest cause of injury of children in Victoria, resulting in about 31,000 emergency department visits each year, and about 6,000 of those children needing to be admitted to hospital.

    The frequency of under 14-year-olds requiring a hospital admissions following a fall has increased by 29 per cent since 1998 with most injuries occurring in the home, at a cost of $18.6 million each year.

    Unlike a hospital stay, safety around the home doesn’t need to be expensive, emotionally draining, complicated, or time-consuming. This site aims to assist you to make some simple changes to invest in the safety and wellbeing of your family and friends.

    Statistics provided by the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit, Monash University.