Case Number 4616
Request Date 08/02/2016
Completion Date 15/02/2016

 

Details of the Request

1. Which hospitals in the trust have the following wards:

  • Elderly Care
  • Stroke
  • Dementia

 

2. What are your published figures for reported in-patient falls for the period January 2013 – December 2015?

  • Year 2013
  • Year 2014
  • Year 2015

 

3. Do any of the hospitals within the trust use any of the following (please state which product for which hospital):

  • Turun TABS Falls Monitor
  • Alert-It
  • Sensorcare Bed Systems

 

4. Has there been a significant number of false alarms with any of the falls prevention devices?

  • Turun TABS Falls Monitor
  • Alert-It
  • Sensorcare Bed Systems
  • Other

 

If significant, is the hospital/s still using the equipment?

 

5. Has there been any reported issues of pressure sores/bed sores due to using any of the falls prevention devices?

  • Turun TABS Falls Monitor
  • Alert-It
  • Sensorcare Bed Systems
  • Other

 

6. What is the name of the Ward Manager/s of the ward/s that use the falls prevention device?

 

7. What named type of beds are used in the ward/s that the falls monitor is used on?

 

Details of the Response

1. Which hospitals in the trust have the following wards:

  • Elderly Care - Holly and Swift Ward at St Peter’s Hospital
  • Stroke - Cedar Ward: Acute Stroke at St Peter’s Hospital; Chaucer Ward: Stroke Rehab at Ashford

 

2. What are your published figures for reported in-patient falls for the period January 2013 – December 2015?

  • Year 2013: Jan-Dec - 784
  • Year 2014: Jan-Dec - 579
  • Year 2015: Jan-Dec - 342

 

3. Do any of the hospitals within the trust use any of the following (please state which product for which hospital):

  • Turun TABS Falls Monitor - Yes
  • Alert-It - No
  • Sensorcare Bed Systems - No

 

4. Has there been a significant number of false alarms with any of the falls prevention devices?

  • Turun TABS Falls Monitor - no
  • Alert-It - N/A
  • Sensorcare Bed Systems - N/A
  • Other - N/A

 

5. Has there been any reported issues of pressure sores/bed sores due to using any of the falls prevention devices?

None

 

6. What is the name of the Ward Manager/s of the ward/s that use the falls prevention device? All relevant wards contact person:

Cecilia Chapman – Falls Lead Nurse

 

7. What named type of beds are used in the ward/s that the falls monitor is used on?

Sidhil