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Colchester Hospital


We run a specialist Falls Clinic at this hospital that is led by a consultant.

The service focuses on prevention of falls and fractures

  • Includes physiotherapy and nursing assessment
  • Access to diagnostics/24 hour ECG/ECHO/syncope/Dexa/ CT

We see patients who have had:

  • 2 or more unexplained falls in the last 3 months
  • or one indoor fall with fracture
  • or one fall with loss of consciousness or dizziness and is on more than 4 medications

Colchester Community Services


Community Falls Service


PROVIDE Essex Lifestyles

Service offered

Falls prevention advice and interventions in your own home

Guidelines/criteria for referral

Falls or risk of falls

Contact details & referral method

Email: Provide.essexlifestyles@nhs.net

Telephone: 0300 303 9988

Falls prevention service at ESNEFT

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition.

Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around 1 in 3 adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls.

Most falls do not result in serious injury. But there’s always a risk that a fall could lead to broken bones, and it can cause the person to lose confidence, become withdrawn, and feel as if they have lost their independence.

For information about falls prevention, please visit the NHS Choices website (Opens in a new window)

For more information about preventing falls whilst you are an inpatient in hospital, have a look at this short film:

Falls Prevention video. The video opens in a new window which takes you to YouTube where accessibility controls may not be supported.

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