Post-Surgical Recovery

What is Post-Surgical Recovery?

Post-surgical recovery is a critical phase that occurs right after a medical operation. It is a recuperation phase during which your body recovers and responds to changes made during surgery.

This stage is vital for patients’ recovery of strength and well-being. Many people underestimate the physical, emotional, and practical challenges that they will face right after surgery. During this time, it is essential to follow precise instructions from healthcare specialists, such as taking prescribed medications, attending follow-up appointments, and gradually returning to regular activities, while closely monitoring your health and understanding that everyone’s recovery is different.

What does post-surgery recovery involve?

At Sunninghill Recovery Lodge, our skilled team has experience in post-surgical recovery care from:

  • Joint replacements
  • Oncological surgeries
  • Trauma surgery
  • Organ transplants
  • Heart surgeries
  • Renal surgeries
  • Urological surgeries
  • General surgeries
  • Reconstructive surgeries.
  • And many more

Our approach

At Sunninghill Recovery Lodge, we develop a carefully crafted, individual recovery plan for each guest. Our team ensures that you are met with exceptional care, enabling you to heal holistically and remain comfortable during your stay.

Our objective is to get to know you before the surgery so that we can ensure we understand your unique needs and wishes and walk your road to recovery with you from start to finish. You will come to us straight after you’re discharged from the hospital, and we will help get you settled into your room and take time to learn about your requirements to ensure that you are able to remain in control and feel at ease with your recovery process.

Once you are settled in, our experienced team will ensure your vitals are taken, treatments are scheduled, and ablution requirements are met. Most importantly, we will ensure you are treated with kindness, dignity, and compassion. We understand that real recovery is not just a physical process, and so we do our utmost to ensure that your emotional and psychological needs are also met.

When it comes to nutrition, we ensure that fluids are consumed and that our excellent meals inspire you to stay energised. Every guest always has a call button on hand to ensure that we can attend to your needs 24/7. Our main goal is to eliminate anxiousness, ensuring you never feel alone or vulnerable.

We have seen firsthand that recovery is dramatically improved when guests feel safe, loved and in control. We have no restrictive visiting hours or schedules, so you have the freedom to decide what you need and how you want your recovery to happen.

Our approach makes use of three simple steps:

1. Create a non-clinical, beautiful, and safe environment that feels like home, but is staffed with carers attending to your needs 24/7, who also take detailed records.

2. To combine outdoor views, delicious, nutrient-dense meals, and private en-suite rooms to enhance a speedy recovery while guests heal both physically and emotionally.

3. To give control back to the guest by empowering them to make their own decisions while we communicate regularly and thoroughly with loved ones.