Source: NHS England
Date of publication: October 2015
Publication type: Safety alert
In a nutshell: A joint patient safety alert has been issued by NHS England and the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to highlight the risk of falls from hoists. A National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) search identified that there have been 15 incidents in a recent four year period where a person has come to harm through falls from hoists, including one death and three severe injuries. Providers of NHS funded care have been asked to raise awareness of the risk amongst staff and to ensure they have an action plan underway to reduce the risk of these incidents occurring.
Length of Publication: 1 webpage