Description of service
The Falls Prevention Service consists of a specialist team which provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients who suffer with unsteadiness, falls and reduced balance.
The aim of the service is to help patients through the diagnosis of the causes of falls, provide intervention and management of falls risks, promote independence, reduce falls and fractures, improve postural stability, provide health promotion and improve patient confidence and thus reduce their fears of falling.
The service runs three clinics per week at Lower Ince Health Centre. Therapeutic interventions are under taken in patient home and we work in partnership with Inspiring Health Lifestyles (IHL).
Who can access the service?
All patients registered with a Wigan GP. Referrals are accepted from health & social care professionals.
Patients and carers can refer via single point of access on 01942 822643.
You can refer by completing the following two forms together to Single Point of Access on Fax number 01942 483886:
- Information for patients and carers about the Falls, Balance and Bone Health Clinic
- How to reduce the risk of slips and trips
- How to get up from the floor
Lower Ince Health Centre
Telephone: 01942 481227/6
Fax: 01942 483886
Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm, answering machine checked daily.
Visit our dedicated Falls Prevention and Osteoporosis Awareness website for information: http://www.bridgewater.nhs.uk/fallsprevention.