NSW Falls Prevention Network Rural Forum

The NSW Falls Prevention Network Rural forum is for health professionals committed to preventing falls in older people, it will feature presentations on evidence based interventions as well as highlight current innovative interventions from the local health district and provide information on the leading better value care – falls in hospital initiative.


Presenters include:

  • Professor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre NeuRA
    Falls prevention research update
  • Associate Professor Kim Delbaere, Principal Research Scientist, Falls Balance and Injury Research Centre, NeuRA
    Fear of falling
  • Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Lead, NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission
    Leading Better Value Care – Falls in Hospital
  • Ms Colette Scott, Nurse Practitioner, Psychogeriatrics, Port Macquarie Base Hospital
    Dementia, delirium, depression and falls
  • Ms Coral Niesler, Nurse Practitioner, Psychogeriatrics, Coffs Harbour Health Campus
    Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons Program
  • Ms Yvonne Muyambi, Health Promotion Officer, Mid North Coast LHD
    Health promotion and falls
  • Ms Rachel Tayor, Director of Pharmacy, Port Macquarie Base Hospital
    Medications and falls
  • Ms Raelene Kenny, Port Macquarie Base Hospital
    AIN evaluation project
  • Ms Jo Melinz, Physiotherapist, Mid North Coast LHD
    Safe mobilisation


Who should attend:

  • Allied Health
  • Nursing and Medical Staff from Hospital
  • Community and Residential Aged Care Settings


For further information please contact:

Esther Vance (e.vance@neura.edu.au)

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Registrations now closed.



Slim Dusty Centre, South Kempsey