Falls are a major health concern for ALL patients in our hospital. Falls can cause head injuries, broken bones, reduced mobility, and increased fear. Unfortunately, 40 per cent of nursing home placements occur as a result of falls.
At GGH, we take falls seriously and do what we can to help reduce the risk of falls. Patients too can play a role in making sure they don’t fall. For example, tell the nurse if you are in pain, or feel dizzy or thirsty. Ask staff for help to get up and moving. Finally, be sure to use your call bell should you need help.