Falls service saves £120k in seven weeks

Dr Ben Milton chairman NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr Ben Milton chairman NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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A new service that treats people at home when they fall over has kept two thirds of its patients out of hospital and saved almost £120,000 in seven weeks.

Of the 73 patients referred to the Falls Partnership Service in the north of Derbyshire during its first seven weeks, 42 (66 per cent) did not have to go to hospital.

And the savings made from the reduction in avoidable hospital admissions equals 24 per cent of the expected annual running costs of the service, which is funded by NHS Hardwick and North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

 

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