Falls Prevention

April Falls Awareness Campaign

Our aim is to support older people to stay well and independent in their own homes for longer.

Approximately 22,000 New Zealanders aged 75+ are hospitalised each year for injuries due to falls. Older people who are injured as a result of a fall are more likely to lose confidence and independence, are at greater risk of falling while in our care, and stay in hospital longer.

The Canterbury Health System is working to reduce the number of falls and the harm they cause in our hospitals and in our communities.

We are committed to achieving zero harm from falls and are focusing on the three key areas

  • falls prevention in the wider community,

  • falls prevention in rest homes and

  • falls prevention for older people receiving care in Canterbury DHB hospitals

April Falls Awareness Campaign 

Read more about the April Falls Awareness Campaign in our news section.

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Page last reviewed: 05 April 2017
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