The National Falls Prevention Coordination Group (31 organisations involved in falls prevention, care for fall-related injuries and promotion of healthy ageing) has identified resources to address COVID-19 related falls and fracture issues including:
Advice for staff and volunteers on discharging patients from hospital
A hospital discharge script to share with staff and volunteers involved in the hospital discharge of patients with mobility issues not requiring rehabilitation services.
Advice for patients on keeping active following hospital discharge
A leaflet for use with patients who are discharged home with no community rehabilitation. It explains why muscle wasting occurs with prolonged bedrest or inactivity and why it is important to be active when discharged home from hospital.