Reducing harm from falls was a national programme led by the Health Quality & Safety Commission, working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholder organisations, from 2012–13 until 2017–18. Work began in mid-2012 with the aim of reducing the harm that people can suffer if they fall and hurt themselves – especially older people receiving care, whether in hospital, residential care, or in their own home.

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10 topics selection
Newly updated falls 10 Topics now available

29 Aug 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

The 10 Topics in reducing harm from falls are learning activities for people who want to know more about how to prevent falls and reduce harm from falls in older people.

Livestronger web
Live Stronger for Longer website online now

26 Jul 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

A new website for older New Zealanders has been released, with a focus on reducing the incidence and severity of falls and fractures. The new livestronger.org.nz site is an easy to navigate site designed by older people for older people.

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Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits as broken hips reduced

9 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

New data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission show the number of people falling in hospital and breaking their hip continues to reduce. Between September 2014 and the end of September 2017, there have been 107 fewer in-hospital falls resulting...

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.