Today Age UK will launch its Falls Awareness Week as around 350,000 people over the age of of 60 are being treated in hospital as the result of a fall.
Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre have revealed that between 2012 and 2013 more than 410,000 people of all ages were admitted to hospitals across England as a result of a fall.
The figure was almost a 15% reduction from the previous year, the HSCIC said, with almost three-quarters of females admitted over the age of 65, compared to around half of men.
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