Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Find out the unique ‘injury profile’ of your town or city

Find out the unique ‘injury profile’ of your town or city


Where and how do injuries happen in your town or city?

How many days of potentially productive work are lost locally because of injury?

And how does your town or city compare with the rest of New Zealand?

Answers to these questions, and more, can be found in the Injury Comparison Reports available on ACC’s website, which were recently updated based on 2012/13 data.

There are 72 reports available – one for each territorial authority in New Zealand.

ACC’s General Manager of Injury Prevention, Megan McKenna, says “The reports are a valuable tool that can help ACC and communities prioritise local injury prevention initiatives.

“Here in New Zealand, we have a wealth of information about injuries and their causes, through the comprehensive data collected by ACC.

“The ACC data in the reports is complemented by statistics from other sources, such as the Police and Statistics New Zealand, to provide an even more insightful picture of where and how injuries are happening.”

Ms McKenna says ACC is keen to share this data, to enable the best possible use to be made of it.

“ACC has a big role to play in injury prevention, and we work collaboratively with other organisations, such as Government agencies and local Councils, to do this.

“These reports give us all a snapshot of what’s happening at a community level, and we hope they’ll help inspire solutions that ultimately enhance people’s wellbeing.”

ACC recently updated its approach to injury prevention, identifying seven priority areas, which generally result in the highest rate, severity and costs of injuries:

- falls

- road injuries

- workplace injuries

- treatment injuries

- sport and recreational injuries

- lifting, carrying and strain injuries

- intentional harm (including sexual violence).

“We also have community injury prevention consultants based all over New Zealand. Their job is to coordinate the delivery of our injury prevention initiatives to help address local issues and concerns.”

The updated Injury Comparison Reports can be viewed at: http://www.acc.co.nz/preventing-injuries/communities/injury-comparison-reports/WPC118744#P100_1916

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Open Source // Open Society - Full Coverage

War: What’s To Commemorate?

Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: It is easy to know what we don’t want to commemorate on Anzac Day this year...

In fact, is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli?

Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915.

(Most of the New Zealand survivors were transferred to the trenches in France, and eventually to the battle of the Somme in 1916.) More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Peter Ellis Case: Minister Declines Request For Commission Of Inquiry

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. More>>

Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Govt Breaks Free Doctors Visit Promise To Kids

Documents obtained by the Green Party show that the Government decided to fund only 90 percent of doctors’ visits for children suffering from an injury in an attempt trim the cost of the so-called “free” visits. More>>

ALSO:

Other Wars: Extension Of NZDF Commitment In Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

PM's Press Conference: Auckland Property Prices Increasing "Too Rapidly"

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices 'are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Abbott spoke of the bond formed between Australia and New Zealand in the “baptism of fire” of Gallipoli. Abbott stated that New Zealand and Australia’s values and interests are linked, and this is reflected in the joint operation in Iraq which will begin shortly. More>>

ALSO:

GCSB's China Shopping: Key Damages China Relationship

Evidence that the Key Government recklessly approved a GCSB spying operation to intercept Chinese diplomatic communications between offices in Auckland will pointlessly damage our relationship with China, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reserve Bank And Auckland Housing

The ‘crisis – what crisis?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable. So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news