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Integrated Falls Service

The Integrated Falls Service is based at St John's Therapy Centre in Battersea. The service was formed in 2003 to address strategic issues around falls and bone health management in the borough.

Address:
St John's Therapy Centre, 162 St Johns Hill, Battersea, SW11 1SW
Area serviced:
Local
Contact name:
Bernadette Kennedy
Telephone:
020 8812 4001
Sector:
Public

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Fall prevention is a variety of actions to help reduce the number of accidental falls suffered by older people. Falls and fall related injuries are among the most serious and common medical problems experienced by older adults. Nearly one-third of older persons fall each year, and half of them fall more than once
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