Thursday, December 10th, 2015
The South Australian Coroner’s Office and the staff of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department will be recognised tomorrow for their significant contribution to child injury prevention in South Australia.

The Helen Noblet Award will be presented by the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, and his wife Mrs Lan Le during an event at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

The Helen Noblet Award recognises individuals, groups or whole organisations that have made a significant contribution to child injury prevention in South Australia through; advocacy, programs, research, or the influence of policy, in particular through work they have completed on behalf of or in conjunction with Kidsafe SA.

Kidsafe SA President Dr Anne Johnson said “There is no doubt that these two groups, through leadership and commitment to their work, have had meaningful and tangible implications for the safety of children in South Australia. The Helen Noblet Award is an opportunity for Kidsafe SA to acknowledge and celebrate this significant contribution”.

With more Australian children still dying from injury than from cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined, there is more to be done in relation to prevention and protecting our most vulnerable. The main causes of child deaths from unintentional injury are:

  • Transport related (car crashes and driveway run-overs)
  • Drowning (in particular swimming pools)
  • Unsafe sleeping environments
  • Strangulation/suffocation (entrapment, strangulation by curtain and blind cords)
  • Crush injuries (large objects falling onto a child)

The Helen Noblet Award will be held at 10.30am tomorrow morning (Friday 11th December) in the Queen Victoria Lecture Theatre of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide.

Media are invited to attend the event – photo opportunities with His Excellency and Award winners. Details of the criteria by which the Award was judged and details about Award winners contribution to child injury prevention will be distributed at tomorrow’s event.

Further Information:
Holly Fitzgerald
Chief Executive Officer, Kidsafe SA
Mobile: 0404 001 487
Email: [email protected]

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Kidsafe SA

Kidsafe SA is an independant, charitable organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death and serious injury to South Australian children. For more than thirty years Kidsafe have been applying evidence-based prevention and early intervention practices to target and effect behavioural changes that reduce serious childhood accidents and unintentional deaths from driveway runovers, drowning, burns and scalds, children in motor vehicle accidents as passengers and pedestrians, SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents, button battery ingestion... just to name a few. We are located in the Women's and Children's Hospital in North Adelaide and work at a grass-roots level dealing with parents, carers and families on a daily basis.

Holly Fitzgerald
P: (08) 8161 6318
M: 0404001487


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