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Falls - Prevention of Falls and Harm from Falls among Older People: 2011-2015

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2011_029

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Aged Care
Population Health - Health Promotion

Summary
Prevention of Falls and Harm from Falls among Older People: 2011-2015 describes actions that NSW Health will undertake to support the prevention of falls and fall-related harm among older people. Actions will take place in three key domains: health promotion, NSW Health clinical services and NSW Health residential aged care services (multi-purpose services and State Government Residential Aged Care Facilities). The Policy aims to reduce the incidence and severity of falls among older people and reduce the social, psychological and economic impact of falls on individuals, families and the community.


NOTE: This Policy also applies to Local Health Networks until Local Health Districts commence on 1 July 2011.

Date of Publication: 30 May 2011

Replaces:

  • Fall Injury Among Older People - Management Policy to Reduce in NSW Health [PD2005_353]
Author Branch: Centre for Population Health

This document applies to: Local Health Networks, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, NSW Ambulance Service, Ministry of Health, Public Hospitals

Audience: All staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health

Review Date: 30 May 2016

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: 11/2243

Status: Active

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Falls - Prevention of Falls and Harm from Falls among Older People: 2011-2015

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