You will be taken from theatre into the recovery area, where a nurse will look after you until you are not too sleepy and also fairly pain free.
Once back on the ward, there is a patient information folder at each bedside and this will provide you with additional information you will need to know for the rest of your stay in hospital.
You will be cared for by the healthcare team which includes doctors, nurses, health care assistants, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dieticians, specialist nurses, pain specialists, occupational therapists and others.
Staff on the wards will be working to a planned date for your discharge. You need to make sure that you are aware of when this will be and have plans in place to be collected from hospital at the appropriate time. If you are not told when you can be expected to be discharged, please ask a member of the ward staff.
You will be discharged by your nurse who will give you full written instructions on how to look after yourself and what to do in an emergency. We will send your General Practitioner (GP) a letter detailing your treatment and you will also receive a copy. Arrangements will be made for any follow up appointment.