When you go into hospital for an operation – it may be hip, knee, ankle, heart, gynaecological or other major surgery – you put all your trust in the amazing medical teams to do what they do best. You are cared for, checked on and looked after by a brilliant group of medics. But then when you are ready to go home, you are left to your own devices. And that is often a daunting prospect. However, don’t worry because RCH is here to help you.
Specialist post-operative care to take your worries away
RCH is a specialist centre for convalescent care after you have had surgery or an operation. So just after you have been discharged from hospital, when you are likely to be feeling rather bewildered, you can rest assured that the amazing team at RCH will be on hand 24 hours a day to support and guide you medically, emotionally and physically towards independence and recovery. With years of experience in dedicated short term convalescent care, all it takes is a week or two at RCH and you will feel more energetic, stronger and much more confident in your ability to look after yourself at home.
Relax and leave all the details to us
When you are discharged from hospital after surgery, the last thing you will want to do is go straight home and have to worry about getting in and out of bed, bathing yourself, making meals and doing the laundry. Then there is the medical side of things too such as remembering to take your medication, redressing your wounds and dealing with other medical needs. But at RCH we take care of all those details for you: we sort out all your day-to-day living requirements and all your medical needs so you don’t need to lift a finger. Our registered nurses, in conjunction with the hospital medical team and our local doctor put together an individual recovery plan for you which is reviewed daily. This is important to help prevent possible future complications or the need for further treatment. Leave the details to us so you can focus on the most important thing – your recovery.
The secret ingredients for a successful recovery
A successful recovery takes a team. Your convalescent care team is a friendly, positive and highly qualified group of registered nurses and carers with physiotherapists, a chiropodist and a local GP working alongside them as and when required. Inside RCH, looked after by the housekeeping team, all bedrooms are en-suite, there are spacious yet cosy communal rooms and private rooms for when medical care is required. Outside, the unrivalled setting includes acres of gardens overlooking the sea which are looked after by local friendly gardeners. The links between health, happiness and the sea are well documented with many benefits. Our in-house chefs, supported by catering and dining room personnel are justifiably proud of the tasty, nutritionally balanced, fresh meals they create using seasonal and locally sourced produce.