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No falls on Macleay watch

12 April 2019

CNC April Enriqeuz said falls assessments were required on a patient’s admission and weekly thereafter but that with demand casual pool staff the assessments were sometimes overlooked.

"Every time the sign goes up, everyone is aware now and even patient are asking about what it means," she said.

"It’s been great - our physios get involved, the doctors."

"Every single Friday, every single risk assessment for falls is done, even if they have been done the day before."

April said compliance rates had increased over the two months since the program started.

She said the success of the program had led the Falls Committee to roll out the program across the facility with similar signs going up in all the wards every Friday.

Last updated 13 April 2019
Last reviewed 12 April 2019

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