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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


This measure includes all falls in the hospital that resulted in injury, categorised as moderate, severe or death, regardless of cause.

Whilst all falls that occur in the hospital setting are reported, any fall resulting in significant harm to a patient – for example a break to a limb, are subject to a full investigation. Following a full review a decision would be made as to whether the fall was unavoidable or avoidable. A number of learning points can arise from these investigations and lessons learned are shared trust wide.

The aim is to eradicate all avoidable falls in the hospital setting and reduce the total number of falls occurring.  


July 2017

Severity                     Number of falls

Minor injury                           29

Moderate injury                      6

Major injury                            1