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:
Clinics are held in the Moorlands Day Centre on the main hospital grounds. Residents of care homes will be assessed at home.
The Moorlands Day Centre is at South Tyneside District Hospital opposite the Outpatients department.
South Tyneside District Hospital
Community Falls Service
Galleries Health Centre
Tel: (0191) 502 6810
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
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