New service launched to treat falls

Health chiefs at are trialling an innovative new service to help reduce the number of people ending up in hospital because of falls.

The Falls Immediate Response Service Team (FIRST) operates Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm and can be accessed via 999, 111 and by a patient’s GP and will be listed on the Directory of Services. The service is tailored to the needs of the rural areas of the High Peak and Dales.