Injury Prevention

Some worrisome statistics

Trauma is the leading cause of death among Canadians under 45

Every year, the Montreal General Hospital's Emergency Department treats an average of 10,000 people who have been injured, of which more than 1,500 have suffered a trauma serious enough to require intensive care, surgery or rehabilitation.

Some 500 people are admitted for trauma care as a result of a blow to the head (traumatic brain injury or TBI) and more than 900 for an orthopedic injury.

About half of the traumas treated at MGH are the result of a fall and about 20% occurred on the road.

On average, fewer than 30% of cyclists injured were wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.

12.2 DAYS – the average length of a stay in our hospital following a trauma.

And yet… researchers estimate that 90% of unintentional injuries are preventable.

For information on Injury prevention from the Montreal Children's Hospital, click here

Prevention can save your life. Think about it!