Falls prevention

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Anyone can have a fall but as we get older our risk of falling increases. Falls are one of the most common cause of hospital admission amongst older people.

Falls can result in:

  • Minor injuries
  • Fractures
  • Loss of confidence
  • Fear of falling.

The Falls Service aims to:

  • Prevent and reduce the number of falls
  • Help those who have fallen receive effective treatment, rehabilitation and advice on preventing falls.

What is available?

The Falls Service can provide an assessment from a multi-disciplinary team including a:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Nursing staff

The aim is to:

  • Provide holistic treatment and rehabilitation
  • Give advice to patients and carers on falls prevention
  • Improve confidence and coping strategies.

The programme includes:

  • Occupational therapy and physiotherapy assessments
  • Foot health awareness care and treatment
  • Continence (toileting) advice and referral for treatment.

Who is this service for?

To be eligible you must:

  • Be aged 50 or over
  • Be a Newham resident
  • Be registered with a Newham GP
  • Have a previous history of falls in the last 6 months
  • Require two or more multi-disciplinary interventions.

How to get in touch

You can make a self-referral or be referred by your GP or another health or social care professional.

Contact the Falls Service on 020 8709 5555 for more information or to request a copy of the referral form.