The National Poisons Information Centre (NPIC) at Beaumont Hospital is organising a Poisons Awareness Day on Thursday 8th December 2016 to raise awareness of the importance of poison prevention to keep children safe and also to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NPIC.
We would like to encourage parents and guardians to keep all poisons out of reach and out of sight of children and to save the number of the Public Poisons Line in their phones in case of a poisoning emergency 01 809 2166.
To mark the occasion, the NPIC in collaboration with the HSE’s Child Safety Awareness Programme, would like to encourage crèches and child-minding facilities across the country to promote poisons prevention by hosting their own Poisons Awareness day.
Posters, poison prevention leaflets and key-fobs for parents, guardians and early year providers are available to order free-of-charge online at www.healthpromotion.ie (under the ‘Safety & Accident Prevention’ category). We would encourage you to order supplies early to ensure delivery on time and avoid disappointment.
In addition, the NPIC has 100 ‘Poisons Awareness Day’ packs to give away! If local schools or crèches would like to host a Poisons Awareness Day they can contact the NPIC via the link http://www.poisons.ie/Contact-Us to request a “Say No to Poisons” storybook and lesson plan.