Wrexham ‘prehabilitation’ programme helps patients get in shape

28 November 2019 – BBC News

Prehabilitation” sessions have been introduced by Wrexham Maelor Hospital to help the highest risk patients with exercise and dietary advice.

Early results show people on the scheme are able to return home two-and-a-half days earlier on average.

A team of dieticians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists are working with a local leisure centre to hold three “prehab” sessions per week, according to Betsi Cadwaladr health board.

The trial is expected to last until March 2020 and sessions are being offered to patients awaiting bowel and upper gastro-intestinal surgery.

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