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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
Falls prevention advice and interventions in your own home
Guidelines/criteria for referral
Falls or risk of falls
Contact details & referral method
Telephone: 0300 303 9988
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there’s always a risk that a fall could lead to broken bones, and it can cause the person to lose confidence, become withdrawn, and feel as if they have lost their independence.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
For more information about preventing falls whilst you are an inpatient in hospital, have a look at this short film:
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