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Stay steady on your feet! Visit the falls prevention event in Hereford High Town

Stay steady on your feet! Visit the falls prevention event in Hereford High Town 

Herefordshire residents are invited to visit the falls prevention event in Hereford High Town from Monday June 26 to Friday June 30. 

Due to its popularity the event is now in its fifth year. The event organised by Wye Valley NHS Trust is to offer residents the opportunity to easily access valuable advice and information from falls prevention specialists.

Jo Burns, falls prevention service lead at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said. “It’s an ideal opportunity for those who are concerned about their own balance or dizziness or those with worries about a friend or relative to have a chat to one of our expert team.” 

Team members will be on hand to give free specialist advice and tips on how to prevent falls for adults and check walking aids are appropriate. 

To access this specialist advice from the Trust’s falls prevention service, made up of physiotherapists and occupational therapists, just simply turn, there’s no need to make an appointment. The team will be available from 9am to 4pm each day in Hereford, High Town from June 26 to 30. 

Jo added “preventing falls can sometimes be making small lifestyle adjustments such as eating a balanced diet to maintain healthy bones, wearing suitable footwear, having a medication review, getting your vision checked and ensuring your home is trip hazard free.” 

If you are unable to visit the event but would like an assessment or advice, call 01568 617309 or visit www.wyevalley.nhs.uk (community services, falls service).

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  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is the provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.
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For further information please contact:

John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Amanda Millichip, Communications Officer 01432 355444 ext. 5105.

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

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The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
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