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Reducing the risk of fractures

Winter is the time of year when we see an increase in attendances at Emergency Departments because of slips and falls due to snow and ice.

Typical injuries are wrist fractures and injures to shoulders and ankles.

Dress appropriately

If you have to go out in icy or snowy weather conditions then wear appropriate clothing and in particular the right footwear as this could reduce the risk of falling”. Ladies – leave the high heels at home.

Drive Safely

To reduce road accidents remember to leave more time for your journey to work, make sure you have good visibility around your car.

Caring for Others

Remember to check in with elderly neighbours and relatives who are at more risk during this period of cold weather.