Many accidents can happen during summer, when beach visits and festive parties can go wrong, making the season a suitable time to consider getting private health cover.
You can also look after the needs of your loved ones by having family health insurance set up, which will help ensure the appropriate care and treatment is administered.
NSW health minister Jillian Skinner said that parents must be vigilant with their children's safety around inflatable and portable pools this summer at the launch of the Kids Can Drown Without A Sound campaign yesterday (December 13).
Resources are provided for parents and pool owners in 16 different languages for the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network inflatable and portable pool safety campaign, with the minister saying that children aged under five are over-represented in drowning death and near-drowning statistics in swimming pools.
"Inflatable swimming pools are increasing in popularity due to their easy set-up, low cost and affordability but they present the same drowning hazards as large pools, said Mrs Skinner.
"Even in small or large pools, kids can drown in seconds and without a sound."
Inflatable or portable swimming pools that are capable of being filled with more than 30cm of water are required by law to have a four-sided fence, with pool owners holding responsibility for ensuring the safety of children in their homes.