There's a crucial issue in the Australian healthcare system that most people don't know about. Despite almost 10,000 Australian children suffering from critical injuries each year, there is currently no hospital resource or other organisation dedicated to providing support to the parents of these children at the time of the trauma.
DCD Systems proudly supports the Day of Difference Foundation by providing funding from the sales of our radar speed displays, which is directed to their innovative new Family Support Program. This initiative aims to provide vital, practical in-hospital support to critically injured children and their families. Under this program, dedicated Family Support Coordinators will be responsible for guiding families through the healthcare system, from the day of the injury right through to the day of the family's final discharge from hospital.
A new body of Australian and international research clearly demonstrates that if the needs of the parents are met, they are more able to support their child's recovery and reduce the impact of injury on the family unit. This is one of the key reasons why DCD has chosen to support Day of Difference.
A message from Ron Delezio, who founded the Day of Difference Foundation in 2004 following his daughter Sophie's tragic injury.
"DCD Systems is contributing to the safe journey of our children on the roads. As a strong advocate for reducing critical injuries of children, the Day of Difference Foundation supports products that see a decrease in traffic speed in high density areas. DCD Systems has achieved this successfully by utilising their speed enforcement technologies. If all schools could have these systems in place, DCD's research indicates it is likely there would be a greater reduction in accidental injuries in school zones."
Ron Delezio, CEO and Founder, Day of Difference Foundation