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MidCentral falls prevention symposium a big hit

21 Apr 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

Over 200 health workers attended MidCentral District Health Board’s (DHB’s) falls prevention symposium at the Palmerston North Convention Centre, which was held as part of April Falls activities in the region.

March 2015 'Focus on Falls' out now

12 Mar 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

The March 2015 issue of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people, is now available online.

ON YOUR FEET – boot camp for the elderly

28 Nov 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Getting back on her feet after hip surgery became achievable for Phyllis Gibbison, 84, from Hamilton thanks to a team effort at Waikato District Health Board’s Older Persons and Rehabilitation service.

Falls prevention tailored to suit individual residents

27 Nov 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in conjunction with ACC and three Wellington-based district health boards, established a collaborative in early 2014 to assist age-related residential care facilities learn about quality improvement.

October 2014 'Focus on Falls' out now

21 Oct 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The October 2014 issue of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people, is now available online.

Australian and New Zealand guidelines for hip fracture released

29 Sep 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Reducing Harm from Falls programme is pleased to endorse the work of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry and the recent release of the Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Hip Fracture Care.

Commitment to reducing harm from falls continues

8 Sep 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

he Health Quality & Safety Commission's Reducing Harm from Falls programmes continues to strengthen connections across aged care and primary care/community settings, and continues a focus on falls in district health board hospitals.

Falls week a success at Northland DHB

12 May 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Northland DHB's staff magazine PreScribe (April/May 2014) features an article about the Whangarei Hospital Ward 15 staff and the Northland DHB Falls Prevention Group's achievements.

Dr Frances Healey shares latest falls prevention research

2 May 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Leading British patient safety advocate and researcher Dr Frances Healey has held workshops around New Zealand to share knowledge about reducing harm from falls with people in the health and disability sector.

Whanganui DHB spreads the word on April Falls

28 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

As part of the April Falls programme, the Patient Safety and Quality team at Whanganui DHB have been busy distributing campaign material and information to raise awareness on reducing harm from falls.