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FOI 2023 19 - Falls in Older Adults


Information Requested:

Under the freedom of information act, could you please provide me with a summary of 2022 figures for falls in older adults:
-    How many older people fell more than once in their home.
-    How many older people were hospitalised as a result of a fall.
-    how many older people died as a result of a fall.


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your recent request dated 9th February 2023.

Public Health Wales have not undertaken any analysis into falls in older adults and do not hold this information.  The information may be available from Digital Health and Care Wales, they can be contacted here: Freedom of information - Digital Health and Care Wales (

The individual health Boards may also hold the information.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board 

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board 

Powys Teaching Health Board


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