Mary pledges support for "Hot Drinks Harm" campaign
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh is supporting a North Bristol NHS Trust campaign to highlight the dangers of hot drink spillages to young children. Every day 180 children in England are brought into hospital with scalds from hot drink spills.
As part of the campaign, a "Hot Drinks Harm" film has been made by the South West UK Children's Burn Centre at Frenchay, where injuries from tea or coffee account for 60 per cent of admissions. The hospital's burns team wanted to raise awareness of the problem of having hot drinks around small children who can pull cups from tables or kitchen counters.
Watch the film here: www.youtube.com/watch
Mary said "Everyone with young children should watch this extremely powerful film. I hope people will take the time to view it and forward it on to friends, family and colleagues."
Amber Young, BBA Prevention Chair and Children’s Burns Lead, South West UK Children’s Burn Centre, Frenchay Hospital Bristol said "Many children who suffer burns from hot drinks will go on to incur life-long scarring and will be affected along with their parents by the trauma of the event. Please watch the film and help us prevent this missed epidemic of scalds from hot drinks in children."
For more info visit www.nbt.nhs.uk/hotdrinksharm.