The RESPOND falls prevention project will connect patients with proven fall-prevention strategies and help them access services such as vision and medication assessments and exercise programs. This project is being run across two sites, Perth and Melbourne.
It brings together some of the country's leading experts on falls, including physiotherapists, geriatric and emergency medicine specialists, epidemiologists and psychologists. This collaboration promises to make a difference to many people's lives by reducing fall injury, at the same time relieving some pressure on our emergency departments.
This project has partnered with Monash, Curtin and Notre Dame Universities; Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner and Alfred hospitals, the Injury Control Council of Western Australia, the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation and the George Institute for Global Health.