Professor Cathy Said

The University of Melbourne; Western Health

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Professor Meg Morris

La Trobe University; Healthscope

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Eleanor Bonikowski


The purpose of the Falls Prevention Alliance is to work collaboratively to reduce falls and falls injuries in hospitals. This work is overseen by a committee made up of researchers, clinicians and consumers.

Falls are a leading cause of harm across the continuum of care. Falls are particularly challenging in the hospital setting where they are the most frequent clinical risk in patient care. To date, there is a variable evidence base supporting commonly used strategies to prevent falls. There is also variability between health services as to what strategies are utilised for the prevention of falls.

The World guidelines for falls prevention and management for older adults (see publication) were released in September 2022. The Falls Prevention Alliance will play an instrumental role working with Victorian health services on the implementation of these guidelines.

You can find out more about the Alliance activities via our newsletters (see the Media & Resources tab).

2024 Victorian Falls Prevention Alliance Workshop: Implementing hospital falls prevention strategies in the real world

Reducing falls rates in hospitals remains a challenging problem. At this workshop you will meet experts keen to share their experiences in applying strategies to prevent falls, including implementation of the Global Falls Guidelines, falls prevention for people with dementia and people displaying behaviours of concern, workforce redesign to prevent falls and the role of exercise and nutrition in falls prevention. This seminar will provide clinicians with practical tips to reduce falls in their clinical practice.

Date: Friday May 17, 9am-12:30pm

Where: Monash University, SPHPM Conference Room, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne and online

Cost: Free

This event is presented by the Victorian Falls Prevention Alliance consisting of members from Monash Partners, Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, Western Alliance.


Watch the 2023 Symposium below




Name: Affiliations: Bio:
Mr Drew Aras Western Alliance
A/Prof Frances Batchelor National Ageing Research Institute
Prof Terry Haines Monash University
Prof Keith Hill Monash University
Prof Alison Hutchinson Deakin University
Ms Michelle Iddles MACH
Ms Angela Jones Monash Partners
Dr Richard Kane St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, University of Melbourne
Prof Meg Morris La Trobe University
Mr Stephen Peterson Consumer Representative
Prof Cathy Said University of Melbourne, Western Health


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World guidelines for falls prevention and management for older adults: a global initiative

September 2022