Falls continues to be one of the main reasons people call 999 in NI.
Until now we were only able to refer patients in some areas across NI. From 01 June 2017, NIAS clinicians can refer patients over 65 who are assessed as safe to leave at home to their local falls team no matter where they live.
The Falls team will assess the patient over the phone and can refer you on to a range of services depending on your needs: OT, Physio, Older People’s Doctor, Pharmacy etc.
This is good news!