New Zealand Golf Magazine

KEEPING OUR TAMARIKI SAFE WITH ACC

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• Last year ACC helped over 200,000 tamariki all over New Zealand recover from an injury.

• Falls caused nearly half of all child hospitalis­ations in the period 2013-2017.

• That amounted to more than 3,700 hospitalis­ations per year or 396 in every 100,000 children.

• The age group 5-9 years old is at the greatest risk of fall-related injuries.

• Around 30 children aged 5-9 years were hospitalis­ed for a fall-related injury per week.

• One-third of falls hospitalis­ations for this age group occurred at school, followed by 24% at home and 6% at a sporting or athletic ground.

• ACC partners with Safekids Aotearoa who deliver the Home Safety programme. This helps reduce the number and severity of injuries to children at home.

• For more informatio­n on keeping our kids safe visit: www.acc.co.nz

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