Data for this indicator includes Malvern, Brighton, Palliative Inpatient Unit (Prahran), and Cabrini Rehabilitation (Hopetoun and Elsternwick). At Cabrini we include all patient falls in this indicator, including minor slips and trips and near miss events.

In simple terms, what does this mean?

In the most recent period, a rate of 0.65% means that for every 153 days patients aged 65 years or over stayed in beds at Cabrini, one patient experienced a fall. This includes near miss falls and minor trips or slips.

What can you do?

Patient, families, and carers have an important role to play in preventing and managing falls in hospital.  Please see the following information fact sheet for more information.