3 Children 0-14 Unintentional Injuries PDF 212 KB
– Report for
approval – Shade Agboola
An update was
provided on child accident prevention by Liann Brookes-Smith,
public health consultant. The
rate of hospital admissions for unintentional and
deliberate injuries in children was higher than national and
regional averages and the majority of Warwickshire’s
statistical neighbours. This data had been interrogated and a link
was provided to the latest data analysis.
update was provided on accident prevention activity during
Covid-19, with a focus on messaging and signposting support
services and the plans for a full review post pandemic. It also outlined the workstreams of the Child
Accident Prevention (CAP) steering group suspended due to the
pandemic around data insight
work. In summary, once the pandemic work reduced, the focus would
be on reviewing child accident prevention, to seek an understanding
of causes for the county’s high numbers
Discussion took place on the following areas:
accidents during Covid and links to more people being in the
- Discussion about
the different data in terms of hospital admission of children, it
being noted that GEH did not have a children’s ward and
patients were redirected to UHCW for scans which may require
sedation and admission. Messaging to direct young patients straight
to UHCW may help. Post Covid a detailed audit should assist
understanding of this area.
- The concerns
around ‘button’ batteries which could be swallowed by
young children causing significant issues. Related points on the
increase in internet shopping during lockdown, the quality of some
products and potential for trading standards support.
arrangements for childcare during periods of lockdown and issues
associated with alcohol and substance misuse were referenced. There
was ongoing messaging to warn about risks.
- A suggestion for
feedback from the CAP steering group, with an analysis of the final
- Publicity of the
findings via ask Warwickshire would be helpful. Also, ensuring that
residents were made aware of this information source, to encourage
survey responses. The points would be taken on board.
contributions were made via the meeting chat dialogue regarding
batteries for smoke detectors, falls prevention work and healthy
ageing, with reference to the following web page: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/healthy-ageing
That the Health and Wellbeing
Board notes the progression of work since the last update and
future planned work.