1 April 2014
Members of the public are invited to attend the launch of an exciting new Fracture Liaison Service at St Peter’s Pavilion in Hindley at 12.30pm on Wednesday 9 April.
Set up by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust (Bridgewater) in partnership with Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the aim of the new service is to promote information about bone health and osteoporosis in Wigan Borough to prevent future fractures in patients and ultimately reduce hospital admissions.
It is estimated that there could be 17,400 people with undiagnosed osteoporosis in Wigan Borough – approximately 5% of the population. The Fracture Liaison team aim to increase education in the community about the condition and encourage local people to make positive changes to their lifestyle through exercise and diet to help improve their bone health. The team also aim to improve the uptake of medicines which can help prevent osteoporosis.
The free event is a great opportunity for local people to find out more about the new service with speakers including Bridgewater Chief Executive Dr Kate Fallon as well as representatives from the National Osteoporosis Society including National Development Manager Caroline Johnson and Chair of the local forum Sue Doyle.
Attendees will also be able to visit a variety of stalls to get information on services such as falls prevention, community therapy, community development team, health trainers and Active Living.
The event starts at 12.30pm with a light lunch and refreshments and this is followed at 1pm by the official launch of the service.
To find out more about the service visit the Fracture Liaison Service page.
You can also view useful information about falls prevention and osteoporosis on our Falls Prevention page.
If you have concerns about your bone health contact your local GP or a healthcare professional.