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Stay safe this Christmas

Monday 1st December

Each year more than 80,000 people need treatment at hospital for accidents that occur over the Christmas period.

Alongside an increase in admissions due to winter illness, the UK hospitals see thousands of people treated for Christmas-related injuries.  More accidents happen at home than anywhere else and at Christmas the accident statistics increase, with serious incidents such as house fires coming in alongside careless injuries such as a knife cut whilst trying to assemble a toy.

Christmas accident statistics:

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has some guidelines to help reduce the number of accidents that occur in your home this Christmas.

Keep your house safe:

Stress was also a key factor in a number of accidents so be sure to read our article about having a stress free family Christmas.

Sources:

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Healthychristmas/Pages/Christmasinjuries.aspx

http://www.rospa.com/homesafety/adviceandinformation/christmassafety/safety-tips.aspx

http://www.reviewmyclaim.co.uk

http://www.firstaidforlife.org.uk/common-christmas-accidents/#sthash.s6xz2zH8.dpuf

This article has been brought to you using public health information freely available online (click on links in the article for more information). Benenden Health has not provided any direct medical advice within this article.  Please consult the sources provided if you would like additional information or support or contact your GP for further advice. 

 

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