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Our staff are committed to keeping you safe during your time in hospital. One of the main ways you can help to stay safe is to be aware of your changing environment and conscious of your surroundings to avoid falling. Please be aware that:
Staff will screen and assess your risk of falling on admission and this information will help develop your care plan. Your care plan will then be used to liaise with falls prevention specialists including nurse consultants, physiotherapists and occupational therapists who will assist with your fall prevention. Doctors will review your medicines with this care plan in mind.
If you do fall wait for help and don’t get up on your own.
Staff will determine why you fell and help to reduce the risk of you falling again. In consultation with you and your family/carer a change to your care plan may be necessary.
Below is the falls prevention program for more information