Service description

Each year 30% of people aged 65 and over will fall one or more times. Moreover, 50% of those in the 80 years and over age group, who live in the community, fall each year. A fall can lead to pain, distress, loss of confidence and have a major impact on the person’s independence. The Falls Prevention Service aims to help patients maintain and improve their independence. Our specialist team works in partnership with local authority and voluntary organisations to provide targeted interventions to reduce the risk of further falls occuring.

Referral criteria

Patient has a history of a fall(s), high risk/potential to fall or has a fear of falling.

Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access

If you need an interpreter at your appointment please call the Falls Service on 01530 468 510.

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