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Recovery Unit

The Recovery Unit is arguably the most important room in the hospital. During a stay in recovery patients receive expert support while recovering from the effects of a general or local anaesthetic.

This is followed by excellent symptom control from a team of highly trained and motivated staff who make up the Multi-disciplinary Team. Without this expertise the patients experience would be quiet different, affecting their whole recovery and prolonging their hospital stay.

The Recovery Unit Nursing Team is a motivated group of individuals committed to all aspects of patient care. Being part of this team offers various opportunities for development. All Recovery Unit nurses gain experience of teaching and passing on knowledge and skills to one another; they have the opportunity to learn new skills and to continue to develop existing ones.

The Recovery Unit Development Programme has been a popular way to gain expertise in the recovery of postoperative patients, giving the learner a framework to follow as they gain confidence and experience within the department.

Skills learnt within this environment are both valuable and transferable, Recovery Unit nursing is fast, dynamic, changing and challenging.

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Recovery Unit Philosophy

Recovery Unit trained nurses will deliver individualised care to all postoperative patients according to patient needs and service provision.

This will be achieved by ensuring that Recovery Unit nurses receive appropriate training and opportunities to further develop existing skills.

Recovery Unit Standards of Care will be determined and audited using research, reflection, evidence based practice and benchmarking.

Recovery Unit competencies will be set out in order to maintain and update each nurse’s professional practice, ensuring the highest quality of care is delivered.

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