This page is a printable version of: https://www.iow.nhs.uk/Patients-and-Visitors/staying-in-hospital/Enhanced Recovery/enhanced-recovery.htm
Date: 11 December 2023
The aim of Enhanced Recovery is to promote health and to return the patient to feeling well as quickly as possible after an operation or stay in hospital.
The national, agreed, working principles are;
Research indicates that recovery after surgery is easier and happens more quickly if certain things are introduced:
These simple steps will speed your recovery and help to reduce the risks of complications such as chest infection or muscle wastage.
We ask patients to take an active role in their own recovery and to work in conjunction with the healthcare team (doctors, nurses, physiotherapist etc) to help achieve this. Each patient will be given an ‘Enhanced Recovery Diary’. The diary will give you the opportunity to tell us your views and comments on the standard of care that you have received. Please spend some time during your stay to complete this diary as it will help us to improve our service.
We are always keen to know your thoughts, whether good or bad, and appreciate your honesty. Any information that you provide will be treated confidentially.
Enhanced Recovery should be considered as standard practice for most patients undergoing surgery or treatment for a range of procedures and specialties.