Childhood injuries (health and wellbeing needs in South Tyneside)


  • Unintentional injuries in and around the home are a major cause of death and disability among children under five years in England. An average of 62 children died each year between 2008 and 2012 (Office for National Statistics).
  • These injuries result in an estimated 452,200 visits to A&E departments (Department of Trade and Industry, 2002) and approximately 40,000 emergency hospital admissions among children of this age each year.
  • In England home-related injuries account for 8% of deaths of the children aged 1 to 4 years (Office for National Statistics).