FOI 7872 - Falls and Equipment

Date: 13 March 2023 to 13 March 2026

1) Within your trust who is responsible for ensuring that the trust have the appropriate equipment for the management of falls? This should not be confused with a procurement team purchasing the equipment more who makes the clinical decision. (Often this will sit with a Manual Handling Advisor or Falls lead)  

2) Within your trust, if known, please could you confirm the number of falls reported in total for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 (to date of records held if the 2022 year isn't yet completed) of recorded data per calendar year)

3) Of those falls, if known, please can you confirm the number of falls that were deemed as non-injury split per calendar year if possible.

4) At any site within your trust, do you have a falls response team/bleep where a designated person(s) respond to a reported fall.  

5) Does your trust have any of the following equipment within the trust and if so how many of each piece of equipment in the 4 sub categories

  • Flat Lifting Kit – Mangar Rhino, Hovertech Hoverjac, GBUK Banana Flojac
  • Mechanical Lifting Aid – Liftup Raizer Chair
  • Air Assisted Lifting Aid – Mangar Elk, Camel or Eagle
  • Any other equipment used for the retrieval of the fallen patient

  • Request ID:
    FOI 7872
  • Category:
    Clinical - Service Activity Data
  • Response:

    March 2023

    1) Within your trust who is responsible for ensuring that the trust have the appropriate equipment for the management of falls? This should not be confused with a procurement team purchasing the equipment more who makes the clinical decision. (Often this will sit with a Manual Handling Advisor or Falls lead)  Moving and Handling Lead, in conjunction with the Falls Lead for falls prevention equipment.

    2) Within your trust, if known, please could you confirm the number of falls reported in total for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 (to date of records held if the 2022 year isn't yet completed) of recorded data per calendar year

    • 2019 – 918
    • 2020 – 838
    • 2021 – 865
    • 2022 – 1,051

    3) Of those falls, if known, please can you confirm the number of falls that were deemed as non-injury split per calendar year if possible.

                No harm falls:

    • 2019 – 730
    • 2020 – 726
    • 2021 – 636
    • 2022 – 741

    4) At any site within your trust, do you have a falls response team/bleep where a designated person(s) respond to a reported fall.  No

    5) Does your trust have any of the following equipment within the trust and if so how many of each piece of equipment in the 4 sub categories

    • Flat Lifting Kit – Mangar Rhino, Hovertech Hoverjac, GBUK Banana Flojac
    • Mechanical Lifting Aid – Liftup Raizer Chair
    • Air Assisted Lifting Aid – Mangar Elk, Camel or Eagle
    • Any other equipment used for the retrieval of the fallen patient

    4 x HoverJack Flat Lift Kits

    1 x Manger Rhino