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Falls Risk

What does Pittwater Day Surgery do to reduce your risk of falling?


In 2023, Pittwater Day Surgery reviewed its Falls Risk Screening and Assessment processes and implemented a new validated falls risk assessment tool, and a management plan for those patients assessed to be at risk.  


What can you do to reduce your risk?

  • Always follow hospital staff advice about what you can do safely on your own.

  • Ask for help if you need it or feel unsafe or unsteady on your feet.

  • To prevent falls, don’t rush – take your time to slowly get up from lying to sitting, and then sitting to standing.

  • Get your balance before moving away from the bed or chair.

  • Be aware of the things around you, and watch for spills or objects in the way.

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