Hazel's story

23 May 2013 | Reducing Harm from Falls

Hazel was in hospital for a scheduled hip replacement operation in September 2012, and was returning to her bed from the bathroom during the night, when her crutches slipped and she fell.

She cracked a bone in the hip she’d just had surgery on, and needed to have further surgery. This turned a week-long stay in hospital into a three-week stay and had a major impact on Hazel and her family.

Last updated 21/09/2020