The Falls and Mobility Clinic assesses people aged over 65 who are having falls where the cause is unknown. Assessment is completed by a Geriatrician. This is a Geriatrician only clinic.
Specialist medical assessment by a Geriatrician.
Information on appropriate falls prevention plan and recommendations for patient and GP.
If indicated and appropriate, referral to Allied Health for assessment and therapy through Community Based Rehabilitation or appropriate local service.
People aged over 65 who have an unclear cause of falls and require a geriatrician assessment
(Note: adults referred who report 1 fall or less in 6 months or have a known cause of falls may be redirected to Community Rehabilitation on consultation with the client)
Must reside in the Cities of Brimbank, Hobson's Bay, Maribyrnong, Wyndham and the Shire of Melton
Person is already receiving specialist input for a condition relating to their falls e.g. seeing a neurologist for Parkinson’s disease.
People from care facilities with high care needs and/or severe cognitive impairments
Referrals requesting allied health intervention only –should be referred directly to Community Based Rehabilitation
People who live outside the above local city areas. Please contact our service to discuss the most appropriate clinic location.
Medical assessments are by appointment at Sunshine Hospital.
There is no fee involved and interpreters are always used if required.
Transport must be arranged privately (i.e. by the patient).
The Falls and Mobility Clinic is located at Sunshine Hospital, 176 Furlong Road St Albans, 3021
Referrals are accepted from a medical doctor or health professional. This includes Specialists, GPs and hospital departments. Referrals can be faxed or mailed. Along with the referral we ask for any:
Relevant specialist correspondence eg neurology, cardiology (if any)
Recent hospital discharge summaries (if any)
Relevant imaging reports eg CT brain, vertebral spine (if any)
Recent pathology eg UEC, TSH, vitamin D levels (if any)
Falls & Mobility ClinicSunshine Hospital 176 Furlong RoadSt Albans, 3021
Phone: 8345 1355 Fax: 8345 0777