Source: Abergavenny Chronicle
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Date of publication: 11 January 2017
Publication type: News article
In a nutshell: The Falls Response Service, which is being run jointly by the Welsh Ambulance Service and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, aims to provide a timely response for elderly patients who have suffered a fall in the community and are either uninjured or have a minor injury.
Length of publication: One page
Source: The Academy of NHS Fabulous Stuff
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Date of publication: November 2016
Publication type: Website news article
In a nutshell: Based at Burnley Ambulance Station in East Lancashire, an Occupational Therapist (Rachel Bedwell) and North West Ambulance Service paramedic (Gail Smith) respond to 999 and 111 calls triaged as ‘Green code – Falls with no apparent injury’.
The Falls Response Service – a one-of-a-kind in England – has attended 1,272 calls in the past 18 months and the intervention of a qualified OT has kept over 70% of patients in their own home rather than being transported to A&E.
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