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Stats from Tarkett flooring: 11,000 fatal falls in hospital settings

Cynthia Hubbell


Cynthia Hubbell, Director of Healthcare Strategy & Development at Tarkett, shared some shocking statistics about slips and falls in healthcare settings at the third-annual New York Hospital and Medical Facilities Summit.

  • There are 11,000 fatal falls in hospital settings. They fall and die instantly.
  • 1 out of every 3 hospital patients fall.
  • Most falls occur in the afternoon between 2 and 4 pm. They don’t want to bother a nurse as they change shifts just to go to the restroom.
  • Get the glare and shine off all the floors. Shine is a footfall hazards, risk, slip-fall waiting to happen!