Scalds and Burns Safety

Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:39 am

Burns and scalds are a significant problem in Western Australia. Almost 500 children a year are treated for a burn or scald at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children Emergency Department. More than half of the children admitted to hospital for a burn or scald are under the age of five. Young children are particularly at risk as they are becoming increasingly mobile but do not have the skills to assess dangers.

Kidsafe WA CEO, Scott Phillips dropped into the Mornings Show to chat with Mike about how to best keep our children safe from burns and scalds as we head into the cold season. Have a listen to Scott’s segment below or download the Kidsafe WA Burns and Scalds Safety Fact Sheet here.

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