Working with ambulance and fire services can support nurses in responding to patient falls in a timely way
Falling is a cause of distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and mortality – negatively affecting patients, families and carers – and is estimated to cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion a year. The challenges for health and social care services posed by falls, fractures and frailty are inevitably exacerbated by a growing, ageing population.
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