The DHB has established a high-level Falls Prevention Committee, which meets quarterly and a specialist DHB-wide falls expert reference group meets as necessary.
Work continues to focus on
under the umbrella of our Upright programme.
Staff have access to a fall prevention ‘tool kit’, developed from trials and introductions of a variety of best practise interventions, which includes:
Waikato DHB has set the target of reducing harm caused by patient falls by 10 per cent this year (2014/15).
For information about how to prevent or reduce falls at home, click here