Specialist Falls Service
Who we are
The Specialist Falls Service at Evergreen, Tickhill Road Hospital is run by a team of NHS staff including: Older People’s consultants; nurses; physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
The aim of the service is to help older people to reduce the risk and fear of falls, and to increase their confidence and independence throughout their daily lives.
How to access the service/ refer to us
You can be referred by a health professional or your GP. Referrals for those who are admitted to the intermediate care wards (Hawthorn or Hazel) can also be made by staff at Tickhill Road Hospital.
Address: Specialist Falls Service, Evergreen, Tickhill Road Hospital, Weston Road, Balby, Doncaster DN4 8QN
Telephone: 01302 796456
What we do
After you have been referred, you will be contacted by a member of the Specialist Falls Team who will arrange an appointment for you with a professional who will:
- Talk to you about the falls you have had.
- Identify reasons why you might have fallen.
- Refer you to other professionals, groups or agencies if needed.
They will then work with you to develop an action plan which will help reduce the risk of you falling where possible. They will also provide you with strategies, interventions and/or equipment to help you maintain your independence. The professional who works with you will also look at the potential causes of the fall(s) you have had and also work around other issues, such as confidence and anxiety. The Specialist Fall Service includes:
- Falls clinic appointments
- Education/ exercise groups
- Home environmental assessments
- Education and health promotion
- Specialist Falls Service leaflet
- Information and advice for the prevention of falls – Information for service users and carers
- Saga Get Up and Go guide
What those who have used the service say
“The care and help I have received has been very helpful to me. The staff have been helpful and caring.”
“It has been very good, very helpful. The staff are first class, it’s a joy to come and be helped.”
“The staff are very helpful and very kind and made me feel confident.”
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