"Knee replacement and multidisciplinary..."
About: Airedale General Hospital Airedale General Hospital Keighley BD20 6TD
Posted by Jenny Mason
Congratulations to the Sister of Ward18, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. An excellent overview about the operation, pre and post operative care. The presentation was clear and the written information booklet given to patients is a valuable, helpful addition. The print is easy to read. The diagrams of breathing and leg exercises help aid understanding and patients are encouraged to do these so the muscles etc are in an optimum state before surgery to enhance recovery. There were useful pointers on how to organise the home on discharge. The ward look clean and it was obvious that care was given to infection control.
Extra input was spontaneously given to a hearing impaired patient. The written presentation and booklet are useful for hearing impaired. There may be a method of communication for learning difficulties ?
Well done. Very useful, informative, empowering and should help to minimise anxieties.
Thought has also been put into not aftercare. Provision of a telephone number is given for any queries should they arise after discharge.