Enhanced recovery programme
Enhanced Recovery is a new, evidence-based approach that helps people recover more quickly after having major surgery. Having an operation can often be both physically and emotionally stressful. Enhanced Recovery Programmes try to get you back to full health as quickly as possible.
Sometimes referred to as rapid or accelerated recovery, Enhanced Recovery aims to ensure that patients:
• Are as healthy as possible before receiving treatment.
• Receive the best possible care during their operation.
• Receive the best possible care while recovering.
Research has shown the earlier a person gets out of bed and starts walking, eating and drinking after having an operation, the shorter their recovery time will be.