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Information on hospital admissions caused by unintentional and deliberate injuries to children and young people, accidents, casualties and road safety.


Hospital admissions

Unintentional and deliberate injuries are a leading cause of hospitalisation and represent a major cause of premature mortality for children and young people. Data from the Health and Social Care Information centre give the numbers and rate of hospital admissions for unintentional and deliberate injuries in children for 2015/16. The rate for Hillingdon is 90.4 per 10,000 of the population, higher than the London rate of 80.8 per 10,000 population and below the England rate of 104.2 per 10,000 of the population.

Road accidents

Data from the Department of Transport Road Safety show that there were 2233 accidents in total 2014 to 16 in Hillingdon, with 813 casualties. The figures in 2016 has decreased year for both accidents and casualties.


Falls are the commonest cause of accidental injury in older people and the commonest cause of accidental death in the 75+ population. In 2015/16, there were 828 emergency hospital admissions due to falls in Hillingdon residents over the age of 65.

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