The Montreal Children’s Hospital launches a brand new trauma website to help newborns, children and teens be active and play safe

Montreal – February 12, 2009: The trauma specialists at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre invite you to the launch of, in the presence of Christopher Higgins of the Montreal Canadiens, spokesperson of the program.

WHEN: February 17, 2009 at 10:00
WHERE: The Montreal Children’s Hospital, 2300 Tupper Street, Amphitheatre (D-182)

The Trauma specialists at the Montreal Children’s Hospital see it every day, Quebec children seriously injured snowboarding, skiing, tobogganing or playing hockey. Motor vehicle collisions often result in lifelong consequences. They also see far too many children injured by falling down stairs or off changing tables, scalding hot water, or ingesting noxious chemicals.

“The Montreal Children’s Hospital is a Trauma Centre. Every year, we treat over 15,000 children who have suffered traumatic injuries. We work hard on two fronts: providing tertiary level trauma care and promoting injury prevention. Thanks to this website, we will have a much more efficient and effective way of reaching children, teens, parents, coaches, teachers and many of our partners in the Quebec and Canadian trauma network,” says Debbie Friedman, director of the MCH Trauma Programs, which includes a specific Injury Prevention Program. “This is especially useful for geographical areas that are not easy to reach—possibly on a global scale. Community partners can then use our expertise to develop different programs.” provides parents and teens with information on injury prevention and trauma care. It also features an interactive house and quiz which highlights ways of avoiding typical injuries in and around the home sustained by infants and toddlers. Sections are also devoted to health professionals seeking information on the management of different types of trauma and research activities.

For more information:
Lisa Dutton
Public Relations and Communications
The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC