Slipper socks for Isle patients

Health chiefs are to give patients at Scunthorpe Hospital slipper socks - in a bid to prevent patients falling.

The bright red socks will be given to patients identified as being at high risk of slips or falls.

They will feature extra grips and will make patients who are potentially at risk of falling easy to spot. A spokesman for the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the socks are also cost effective.