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Falls Prevention Service

The Wolverhampton Falls Prevention Service is a multidisciplinary team offering a clinic based assessment, exercise based treatment plan and overall advice on how to reduce the risks of falling and to cope better following a fall. Our aim is reduce the risks of falls through education and exercise. Following an initial assessment service users are encouraged to enage in either a community or home exercise programme designed to improve strengh, balance and confidence.

We provide 

  • a comprehensive assessment in a clinic setting 
  • a community group education and exercise programme (or a home exercise programme if unable to attend community classes)

Referals to the service are accepted from a GP or health practictoner by email on a completed referal form.

If you are experincing falls or are fearful of falling please discuss this with your GP. 

If you would like any further information on what the falls prevention service offers you can contact the service for advice by telephone or email.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Falls Prevention Service
Telephone
01902 444502
E-mail
rwh-tr.fallsprevention@nhs.net
Website
Falls Prevention Service

Where to go

Name
Falls Prevention Service
Address
West Park Hospital
Park Road West
Wolverhampton
Postcode
WV1 4PW

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Office hours Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
Adults
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

How to access the service

 You need to either reside in the Borough of Wolverhampton or be registered with a Wolverhampton GP

Details of the referral criteria / process

  • Have you fallen or been frightened of falling in the last 12 months?
  • Are you on 4 or more medications?
  • Do you have Parkinson's or have had a stroke?
  • Do you feel unsteady or have problems with balance?
  • Do you struggle to get up from a chair?

If you answer yes to any of the above, please ask your local health or social care professional about a referral to Wolverhampton's falls prevention service.

Record Last Updated on: 10/10/2022

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