Our Falls and Fracture Clinic provides comprehensive assessments of a patient’s risk of falls and fractures.

Our assessments are designed to prevent fall injuries and fractures which affect:

  • Older Australians – 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men over 60 will have an osteoporotic fracture in Australia
  • Repeat fractures – Approximately 50% of people with one fracture due to osteoporosis will have another.
  • Hospital admissions – In Australia,  a preventable injury-related hospitalisation for osteoporotic fractures will occur every 8 minutes

Assessments

Patients receive a comprehensive assessment, which includes:

Results & monitoring

Following your assessment, we will develop a care plan that includes interventions to prevent new or recurrent episode of falls and osteoporotic fractures. 

Patients will be regularly reviewed at the clinic to monitor their progress.

Organise a referral

Referrals need to be organised by a General Practitioner (GP) who need to: 

  1. Assess eligibility for the Clinic based on the criteria outlined in the Falls & Fracture Clinic Referral Form.
  2. Download and complete the Referral Form including relevant consent 
  3. Prepare patient details including the history, relevant pathology results, list of medications and other relevant information
  4. Send the completed Referral Form and additional documentation to whs-aimss@wh.org.au or via Fax to 8395 8262.

Enquiries

For more information, contact:

Solange Bernardo
Fracture Care and Prevention Co-ordinator
Ph: (03) 8395 8231
solange.bernardo@wh.org.au

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