Falls Prevention

We help identify why our patients may have fallen or feel at risk of falls and provide intervention to help maintain their independence and prevent hospital admissions.

This may mean exercises or functional activities to develop muscle strength and balance. It may mean provision of equipment or minor adaptations to the home environment, and advise on performing activities of daily living safely.

We have occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and support workers, with specialist knowledge about falls prevention, who will help patients help themselves and offer advice to family, friends and carers.

We also provide assessment and advice to maintain bone health and reduce injury.

Our service is mainly provided in patient homes including care homes. We offer balance classes at Mansfield Community Hospital and Ashfield Health Village.

 

Accessing our services

Referrals are received from health professionals, social services and voluntary groups.Call the Patient Line on 01623 781 891 for more information.

Contact details

Telephone: 01623 781 891

Mansfield Community Hospital, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5QJ
Newark Health Centre, 12 Portland Street, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4XG
 

Opening hours

8:30am - 5pm, Monday – Friday.
 

Help in a crisis

Please call your GP or 111. In an emergency call 999.
 

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Please contact Single Point of Access on 0300 456 4951
 

Lead Clinician

Jenny Fantom - Falls Lead (Mansfield)

Katherine Jones - Falls Lead (Newark)

 

Service commissioned by

Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group
Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group

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