ORTHODPAEDIC patients at Solihull Hospital are set to benefit from a new programme aimed at getting people quickly back on their feet after surgery.
The new rapid recovery programme has been introduced for patients recovering from surgery such as hip or knee replacements.
The initiative will see patients follow a programme that will encourage them to become active at the earliest opportunity.
This will include taking part in pre- operative classes, learning recovery exercises weeks ahead of surgery and ensuring patients are back on their feet and back home within days.
Karen Bowley, senior sister for orthopaedics said: “In the past, orthopaedic patients have spent weeks recovering in a hospital bed.
“Going through this new programme will drastically reduce their recovery time.”
This new scheme is part of a long-term strategy to improve the overall service provided for orthopaedic patients.
Other developments have included the introduction of an admissions lounge so patients can be admitted on the day of surgery.