Accidents & Injuries

This Public Health England (PHE) tool presents a range of data related to childhood injuries and allows comparisons between Oldham and other local authority areas.

  • Hospital Admissions

Oldham consistently has a higher-than-average rate of hospital admissions for unintentional and deliberate injuries in children. The rate of admissions among young children aged 0-4 years is the second highest in England. See Oldham in Profile 2019 for more detail.

Admissions for Childhood InjuriesSource: Public Health England Fingertips

Unintentional injuries in and around the home are a leading cause of preventable death and are a major cause of ill health and serious disability for children under five. This report from PHE explains the scale and nature of the problem in Oldham.

Children and young people have the right to safe roads. While fewer children and young people are now being killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions, there are still around 17 children and young people suffering a serious or fatal injury on England’s roads every day. This report from PHE presents data for Oldham.

This needs assessment explored the current evidence base, national and local policy, the local injury profile and the links between unintentional injuries and the wider determinants of health. It set out the services in Oldham contributing to reducing unintentional injuries, together with the local communities’ views relating to unintentional injuries. While more recent data are available in the reports above, this needs assessment is still a useful guide for action to reduce the levels of unintentional injuries in the borough.

Note: This needs assessment considered all unintentional injuries in Oldham, not just those occurring among children and young people.