This programme aims to reduce 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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April Falls – photo competition results!

12 May 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

Thank you so much to all of you that entered into the April Falls 2017 photo competition. It looks like many DHBs got behind the campaign with some fabulous displays, learning activities and a lot of fun and meaningful exchange of ideas.

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Falls prevention is everyone's business

5 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting DHBs which have activities planned to highlight the harm caused by falls, as part of April Falls 2013.

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Programme related news

April Falls update 2017

3 Apr 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

An update on April Falls, a national initiative to promote falls reduction in health care settings.

April Falls 2017 display competition opens 1 April

2 Mar 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

Health care providers taking part in April Falls 2017 are again encouraged to send us photos of their local displays and activities, with all entries going in the draw to win a morning tea to the value of $100.