Royal Bolton Hospital bosses aim to cut number of falls
HOSPITAL bosses are launching a fall prevention strategy in a bid to deliver harm-free care in Bolton.
Director of nursing Trish Armstrong-Child will present a draft falls strategy at the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust’s Board of Directors meeting tomorrow.
In 2012/13, there were 1,158 falls across the Bolton trust — 97 per cent of which occurred in the Royal Bolton. 913 of the total number of falls occurred in the acute adult care division of the hospital.
Trust bosses say they are now developing a more ‘proactive approach’ to falls. The strategy reports states: “Over recent months the clinical teams have developed a more proactive approach to falls prevention. This has culminated in actions being developed into a trust-wide falls strategy that outlines the approach the organisation is taking towards falls prevention.”
The trust has a 10 per cent falls reduction target this year.
The meeting will be held in the boardroom at the Royal Bolton.
The papers are available to view online at: boltonft.nhs.uk/about-us/trust-profile/board-of-directors-meetings/26th-september-2013.
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