We are a team of specially trained nurses and physiotherapists. We have a specialist nurse for inpatients of the hospital, a specialist physiotherapist for community based care and have clinics based at the Moorlands Centre and Galleries Health Centre.

We see patients that have recently had a fall, or are at risk from falling or struggling with their mobility. We carry out a holistic assessment for falls or risk of falls including vestibular assessment for those with dizziness or balance problems.

These are some of the things we may arrange once we have seen patients:

  • arrange a course of rehabilitation sessions
  • ask colleagues from occupational therapy to give advice on making things easier at home
  • provide walking aids or adjust the one they may already be using
  • ask the GP to look at altering medications
  • refer to Consultant Physicians for medical investigations
  • ask them to follow up with opticians, podiatrists, or chiropodists

Clinics are held in the Moorlands Day Centre on the main hospital grounds. Residents of care homes will be assessed at home.

Finding us

The Moorlands Day Centre is at South Tyneside District Hospital opposite the Outpatients department.
South Tyneside District Hospital
Harton Lane
South Shields
NE34 0PL
Community Falls Service
3rd Floor
Galleries Health Centre
NE38 7NQ

How can you contact us

Tel: (0191) 502 6810
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Our team

Admin contact: Lynne Lowery 

South Tyneside Community Falls Service

Dean Metz – Falls and Vestibular Specialist Physiotherapist

Sunderland Community Falls Service

Pam Vickers- Falls Lead Nurse