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

Gordon Campbell:
On The Kim Regime

During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the US had a very clear objective and eventually offered a quid pro quo of the removal of some of its own missiles from Turkey. This time, there’s no clarity about what the US is seeking, or offering.

It hasn’t helped that the US and the global media consistently agree on calling North Korea and its leadership “crazy” and “irrational” and urging it to “come to its senses”. When you treat your opponent as being beyond reason, it gets hard to comprehend what their strategy is, let alone work out the terms of a viable compromise. More>>

 

Recovery: Economic Impact Of Kaikōura Quake Revealed

The report details the impact on small businesses and tourism caused by disruptions to transport infrastructure and the economic impacts... The impact on New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the first 18 months following the earthquake has been estimated at $450-$500 million. More>>

ALSO:

Human Rights Commission: Urgent Need For Action On Seclusion And Restraint

Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford says that while the report makes for sobering reading, the focus should now be on how the recommendations can be used to reduce the occurrence of seclusion and restraint in New Zealand and, in circumstances where it is necessary, to improve practices. More>>

ALSO:

CORRECTIONS (March 2017):

SCHOOL SECLUSION ROOMS (2016):

$11bn Capital Spend, New Debt Target: Steven Joyce On Budget Priorities

First, delivering better public services for a growing country – providing all New Zealanders with the opportunity to lead successful independent lives... And finally, we remain committed to reducing the tax burden and in particular the impact of marginal tax rates on lower and middle income earners, when we have the room to do so. More>>

ALSO:

JustSpeak Report: Bail Changes To Blame For New Billion Dollar Prison

In 2013 criminal justice spending was falling and the Government was mulling over what to spend the money on. 3 years later there are 10,000 people in prison and a new billion dollar prison is announced. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news