Getting out of bed and mobilising early after surgery is
extremely important and will help prevent numerous complications.
It will help clear secretions from your lungs and reduce your risk
of lung infection, improve your circulation so that you may regain
your strength and improve your gut's function. However, there is
often patient concern about doing harm by moving soon after
surgery, and anxiety about how sore the pain from surgery will be.
Steps to getting out of bed:
- It is safe and very important-we will reassure andsupport
- We will aim to mobilise youinto your own chair at leasttwice
- Manage your pain - Pain management is very important to us and
wehave a specialised pain team to help us manage your pain.