If you are undergoing a planned major procedure, the Gynaecology
Enhanced Recovery Programme will direct your care. The programme
aims to get you back to full health as soon as possible following
You will be given a carbohydrate drink before your operation to
keep you hydrated and make sure you are in the best physical
condition before, during and after surgery. These carbohydrates
also prevent the feeling of sickness that sometimes follows an
Although some pain is to be expected following your operation,
we will aim to keep you as comfortable as possible. We will help
you to start eating and drinking and we will also help you to start
to move around as soon as is comfortable for you. Early
mobilisation is an important part of your recovery.
Following your hospital stay, you will receive a follow-up
telephone call from a specialist nurse at home who will make sure
you feel supported and are recovering well.