Falls - Reducing the risk of falls during your stay in hospital
Check for clutter or wet floors. Make sure your shoes fit well and trousers aren't too long
ALWAYS ask and wait for help if you need it
Make sure you have your glasses and good lighting
Never rush, allow plenty of time to get your balance when you first stand up
Make sure your walking aid is close enough for you to reach it
ANYBODY CAN FALL!
You can have a higher risk of falls following any illness or surgery.
- Last Updated:26 June 2023
- Review Date:30 June 2024
- Author:Falls Prevention Steering Group
ANYBODY CAN FALL! You can have a higher risk of falls following any illness or surgery.