Falls Prevention Service

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.

The Falls Prevention Service All referrals into the service are triaged by the falls therapy team. If appropriate patients will attend the falls MDT clinic and then the six week falls prevention programme. Patients who attend the falls clinic will receive a multifactorial assessment to identify potential risk factors which are contributing to their falls. Patients attending the six week falls prevention programme will complete strength and balance exercises, be provided with advice on how to reduce the risk of further falls occurring, and have a home visit to identify any potential hazards in the home. Falls Clinics:

Northwest- Coalville Community Hospital (Wed pm)

South- St Lukes Hospital, Market Harborough (Wed pm)

Rutland- Rutland Memorial Hospital (Thurs pm)

Melton Mowbray- Melton Hospital (Wed am)

Loughborough- Loughborough Hospital (Tues pm)

Hinckley- Hinckley and District Hospital (Thurs pm)

Falls Prevention Programmes:

Northwest- Ashby (Thurs 10.00- 12.30)

South- Market Harborough (Fri 9.30- 12.00)

Rutland- Rutland Memorial Hospital (Tues 10.00- 12.30)

Melton Mowbray- Fire Station (Thurs 09.30- 12.00)

Loughborough- Loughborough Hospital (Fri 10.00- 12.30)

Hinckley- Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital (Mon 09.30- 12.00)

Referral criteria

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

Referral forms and letters should be sent by post or fax to:

Legion House

South Street

Ashby de la Zouch

LE65 1BQ

Tel: 01530 468 510

Fax: 01530 468 518

 

Criteria exclusion

None stated.

How to access this service

Patients who need to access this service would need to be referred via one of the following:

Health care professionals

Social care

Primary care

GPs.

What conditions do you cover

Conditions relating to older age, arthritis, stroke, falls, palliative care, respiratory conditions, heart failure and fractures.

Contact info

01530 468 510

Referrals

  • GP
  • healthcare professional
  • primary care nurse
  • social care professional
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