Trauma specialists from The Alfred have spoken out about the reality of Christmas in the Emergency and Trauma Centre in an attempt to curb the ever-increasing number of people seriously injured over the festive season.
At a recent education event, our Emergency Department team learnt some important things about child car seat safety. We hope sharing these messages with you will help keep our community safe on the roads, especially as we head into the holiday season.
The Alfred emergency team is ramping up for the festive season – after last year’s holiday period saw a spike in road trauma injuries, falls and alcohol-related presentations to the Emergency Department (ED).
Trauma specialists are urging Victorians to take care cleaning gutters and preparing the home for Christmas as the number of patients arriving at The Alfred with life-threatening injuries caused by ladder falls continues to rise.