At least 675 patients fall over every day on health service wards: Audit finds many are caused by patients not having walking frames or being unsteady from medication



Some 675 patients have falls on NHS wards every day, a major national audit has found.
Many are preventable and caused by patients not having walking frames or being unsteady from medication.
Hospitals are also failing to give patients call bells to ensure they can summon staff without trying to get on their feet.
The audit, by the Royal College of Physicians, established that there were 246,425 falls on NHS wards in 2015/16 – and many hospitals and trusts were failing to take basic measures to prevent them.
More than half – 52 per cent – admitted they did not carry out medication reviews... read more

 
22 November 2017 in Health, Views: 49
Source: Daily Mail
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