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ERAN celebrate four years of success

05 October 2018

Health Care

The Early Rehab and Nursing Team (ERAN) recently celebrated their fourth birthday. The team of nurses, physiotherapists, senior assistants and administrative staff facilitate early discharge of patients who have had planned hip and knee surgery and patients who have sustained a fractured hip.

It's been a huge success making a real difference to the lives of patients, expanding from one patient group to six over the past four years. The team have reduced the length of stay for both elective and trauma patients and have provided much needed support after discharge from hospital.

ERAN provides patients with an individual programme of recovery, allowing them to recover in a timeframe acceptable to them.   The dedicated team progress patients with their mobility, give advice on pain relief and provide wound care and general post-operative care advice.

Cath Comery, ERAN Manager, said: "Patients love this service and we have so many compliments.  They don't have to travel back to the hospital for their physiotherapy or to come back to orthopaedic clinic.  They receive one-to-one care, all of which gives them time to ask questions and receive a service tailor-made  for their needs.

"I am very proud of my team, they work incredibly hard and they strive to make a difference to all our patients."