The aim of the Enhanced Recovery Programme is to get you back to full health as quickly as possible after your operation. Research has shown that the earlier you are out of bed, eating and drinking and performing your arm exercises the better. This will speed your recovery and make complications less likely to develop. This leaflet should increase your understanding of the programme and how you can play an active role.
The Enhanced Recovery Specialist Nurse will normally come and talk to you as part of your pre-assessment visit before your operation. If this is not possible, you may be contacted at home or seen on the ward or pre-operative lounge on the day of your operation.