Fallsafe


Short Title
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Contact Name Debbie Sutton
Contact Email debbie.sutton@porthosp.nhs.uk
Web Link https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/fallsafe
Sector Hospital/Acute Care
Region Hampshire
Postcode
Active No

Evidence based care bundle programme to reduce falls. Applicable in all health care settings. Initially developed and introduced by the Royal College of Physicians, supported by the Health Foundation. Extension project carried out in acute setting. Dementia known to be an independent factor for falls risk.

Outcome

Project identified the need for integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to falls prevention. Carefully implemented, FallSafe reduces falls by 25%. Our programme did not have the resources of the original, but we did see a reduction of between 6-13% on average


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