Friday, 3 May 2019

Thousands more older people dying from injuries caused by falls, new figures reveal 

Thousands more older people dying from injuries caused by falls, new figures reveal More than 5,000 older people died due to a fall in 2017, marking a 70 per cent increase on the numbers in 2010.

Age UK said the number of people over the age of 65 dying as a result of a fall is also rising rapidly. In 2010, 3,003 of this group died as a result of falls.

That went up to 4,856 by 2015 and by 2017, it was 5,048, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The Daily Telegraph

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