News - 2011
Inflatable pools need fences too!
Inflatable swimming pools are increasing in popularity due to their easy set-up, low cost and affordability, but medical experts are warning they present the same drowning hazards as large pools.
As inflatable and portable pools often hold less water than permanent swimming pools they are often considered to be less dangerous and many people do not believe pool fencing is required.
KIDS CAN"T FLY
An increasing number of children are admitted to hospital each year as a result of falling from windows and balconies. These falls are often in their own home and can result in death or serious injury. Find out more www.kidshealth.chw.edu.au/projects/falls-windows-and-balconies
Pack in the Fun at The Teddy bear's Picnic on Sunday 16th October
One low ticket price for the Teddy Bear's Picnic includes rides, entertainment and parking or public transport. Support the Charity Ticket Drive and purchase tickets for disadvantaged children who may otherwise be unable to attend. Hold a Picnic themed fundraising event or volunteer on the day.
Physical as Anything
Physical as Anything is a new website to inform and assist schools, teachers, parents, carers and healthcare professionals -an invaluable resource on illnesses and disabilities. The website contains information and help for school aged children with medical, developmental and psychological conditions. Visit http://www.physicalasanything.com/
Reg Mombassa has created the animated artwork for the site. All articles are written by experts and peer reviewed. Five years in development, the website is joint project between The Children's Hospital at Westmead and the Dept of Education and Communities.
Experts warn against using BBQ embers as heating source
Bringing the leftover embers of a BBQ into a living area could have disastrous consequences for families, experts from NSW Poisons are warning.