Not everyone knows this, but you can get rapid hip and knee replacement surgery in Bristol!
As champions of patient choice, we have teamed up with our sister hospital, Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre, in Bristol, allowing you to attend pre and post-operative appointments here in Devizes but have your surgery in Bristol.
Waiting for major hip or knee surgery can be a frustrating and painful experience, and many patients from a growing area are choosing to have receive their treatment at Emersons Green. Emersons and Devizes are acknowledged as premier hospitals and are used by NHS and private patients alike. With high levels of patient satisfaction, outstanding clinical outcomes, excellent CQC results and a pristine environment, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.
How does it work?
For your convenience, some of your outpatient appointments will be carried out at Devizes NHS Treatment Centre, meaning you don’t have to travel to Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre in Bristol for all your appointments. This includes:
- initial outpatient appointment with your consultant
- blood tests and X-rays (if necessary)
- twelve week follow up with your consultant
You only need to travel to Bristol for your surgery and your six and twelve week post-surgery physiotherapy appointments.
How can I be referred?
Don’t wait! You or your GP/referrer need to select us (Devizes NHS Treatment Centre) on the NHS e-Referral Service, just as with any other referral. If your referral is accepted (you can view our acceptance criteria here) we will then liaise with our colleagues at Emersons Green to ensure everything runs like clockwork!
You can find out more about Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre here
To assist you further in your preparation and recovery from major orthopaedic surgery, Care UK have developed an easy to use mobile app called Pocket Physio. This FREE app features practical advice on walking with a frame or crutches, hip precautions, breathing exercises, managing pain and self-assessment, as well as recommended techniques for dressing, bathing and getting in and out of vehicles. You can find it on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.