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22 Dec 2019

The AMA is reminding everyone to stay safe this festive season by avoiding common Christmas hazards.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that every year thousands of Australians end up in the emergency departments due to Christmas-related injuries.

“Presentations to emergency departments from preventable accidents spike during the Christmas-New Year period,” Dr Bartone said.

“The festive period is a time of year when people tend to participate in more leisure and sporting activities, consume more alcohol, and take more risks than they normally would.

Published: 22 Dec 2019