Dear Member of the OsteoLink Community,
One of the reasons OsteoLink Australia was founded was so that
patients and their support network could be able to share their
stories and have honest conversations about their experiences. This
is not only a wonderful opportunity for people with similar
experiences to connect, but it can help Osteoporosis Australia by
gaining more insight into patient experience.
Osteoporosis Australia is currently looking into the treatment
of hip fractures across the country, and would like to enlist the
help of anyone who has experienced a hip fracture - or cared
closely for someone who has - and would like to talk about their
The discussion will be taking place in our forums and will pose
the following questions
- How did you find the treatment of your hip fracture - did you
feel reassured and confident during the process?
- What aspects of your care in hospital did you feel were
particularly good and what aspects of care do you think could be
- How has the hip fracture and the treatment for it affected your
day to day life?
- Did the doctors looking after you in hospital discuss the
importance of preventing future falls and fractures?
We hope these discussions will allow us to be able to better
understand the needs of patients throughout Australia with the
management of their hip fractures.