Falls Resource Group established at Gisborne Oaks
26 September 2016
Macedon Ranges Health’s Gisborne Oaks has established the “Falls Resource Team”.
The team will focus on:
- Innovative strategies to prevent falls and minimise associated harm to aged care residents.
- Provide ongoing education and mentoring support to nursing and care staff to ensure consistency of best practice standards.
- Analysis of falls data and incidents to implement proactive falls prevention measures to reduce the likelihood of new falls occurring.
- Support effective falls response and investigation of falls incidents to optimize resident care
This important initiative is the 2nd care portfolio established, following on from the Gisborne Oak’s highly successful “Wound Resource Team” whose outcomes were recognized recently along with Camille Koch RN as the 2016 Hesta Aged Care Awards.
Pictured (L to R): Stephanie Goodchild; Sarah Hills; Phillipa Taylor-Harris; Tracey Brown; Robyn Parish (Absent from picture – Sonya Murray; Myrna De Rosayro; Sibel Atkin)