Exploring the QEII's Falls Clinic

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:27pm

By Allison Lawlor

After her husband Eddie experienced multiple falls, Mary Harper knew she had to get help. She called her doctor and asked for a referral to the Falls Clinic at the Geriatric Day Hospital at the QEII Health Sciences Centre - a clinic her friends and neighbours had praised.

But on the morning of Eddie’s first appointment at the clinic in May 2013, Mary found him confused and struggling not to fall out of bed in their downtown Halifax condominium. She called the clinic to cancel the appointment, telling them she needed to take him to the emergency department. “You come here,” the nurse at the clinic told her. “You’ll get what you need.”

Read more in the QEII Times.