Service description

A graphic image showing the fall cycle. From top: Fall, fear of falling again, less activity, decreased muscle strength and balance, increased risk of falling, fall.Each year 30% of people aged 65 and over will fall one or more times. Half of those in the 80 years and over age group who live in the community also 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 occurring.

Referral criteria

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

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