Patient Falls

Patients are often in a weakened or confused state in hospital and are more susceptible to falling.

Falls are a leading cause of hospital-acquired injury.

At Bunbury Day Surgery we document and investigate every fall and take action to reduce the number of falls that occur.

Bunbury Day Surgery falls prevention program includes:

  • Assessment of all patients for risk of falls.
  • Reporting,investigating and monitoring of falls incidents.
  • Quality improvement activities are undertaken to prevent falls and minimise patient harm.
  • Spot inspections of the hospital environment to reduce the risk of falls.
  • Patients are given education on admission about reducing their risk of a fall.

Pamphlets on Falls Prevention are available from our Admission Liaison if you would like a pamphlet sent to you prior to your admission please give us a ring.

Further information regarding falls maybe found at:

http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/30467-Patient-Carers1.pdf

http://www.health.wa.gov.au/stayonyourfeet/home

Falls data for Bunbury Day Surgery:

  • 2016 - 0 (up to the end of August)
  • 2015 - 0
  • 2014 - 0
  • 2013 - 1 ( No injury)
  • 2012 - 2 ( No injury)
  • 2011 - 1 (No injury)
  • 2010 - 0