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New service to combat falls in Hawke's Bay

NEWS: 14 Apr 2015, Falls

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is forming a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) to reduce injuries from falls which in a recent financial year cost the DHB more than six-and-a-half million dollars.

Australian and New Zealand guidelines for hip fracture released

NEWS: 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.

Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry guidelines

PUBLICATION: 29 Sep 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry guidelines are designed to help professionals providing care for people with a hip fracture to deliver consistent, effective and efficient care.

Dr Frances Healey shares latest falls prevention research

NEWS: 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.

Dame Kate Harcourt supports April Falls 2014 themes

NEWS: 9 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Dame Kate Harcourt knows first-hand the impact a fall can have, and is telling her story as April Falls month gets under way. She supports the idea that preventing falls is everyone’s business.

Falls prevention highlighted in April

NEWS: 7 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Healthcare providers around New Zealand are raising awareness of the importance of falls prevention during the month-long April Falls promotion.

Falls prevention up to all of us

NEWS: 17 Sep 2013, Falls

Whanganui District Health Board chief executive Julie Patterson looks at a new strategy to prevent the harm caused by falls.

Questions and answers about QSMs

PUBLICATION: 29 Aug 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Questions and answers about the falls QSMs which include a worked example to show how the process measures give us feedback at unit level.

Vitamin D project helps prevent falls and saves health costs

NEWS: 8 Aug 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew says MidCentral District Health Board's (DHB’s) vitamin D project is a good example of how a simple intervention can improve lives and save health dollars.