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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.

Research award for Hip Fracture Registry

16 Oct 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry was honoured with the Health Services Research Award at Research Australia’s annual Health and Medical Research Awards held in Melbourne last Thursday, 5 October 2017.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

Commission supports World Osteoporosis Day

13 Oct 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission supports the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s World Osteoporosis Day on 20 October 2016, as part of its ongoing commitment to an integrated approach to falls and fracture management in New Zealand.