Description of service
The aim of the new Fracture Liaison Service, provided by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, is to promote information about bone health and osteoporosis in Wigan Borough.
By increasing education in the local community and encouraging the uptake of lifestyle changes, such as exercise and diet. Also by receiving assessment and medicines as indicated, which can improve bone health.
The service seeks to prevent future fractures in patients, which could have a positive effect on future fracture trends and hospital admissions.
Who can access the service?
If you are concerned about bone health please contact your GP or Health care professional. Referrals will be sent directly from fracture Clinic at Wigan and Leigh.
Where is the service offered?
The service is offered across Wigan Borough, clinics will be held at Boston House, Claire House, Lower Ince, Leigh Health centre and Standish clinic.
Fracture Liaison Service
Telephone: 01942 481227
Fax: 01942 481228
Bridgewater Community NHS trust has a dedicated Falls Prevention page for further advise and information.
National Osteoporosis Society’s ‘Stop At One’ campaign which encourages people to look after their bone health and prevent fractures. Find out more at http://stopatone.nos.org.uk.