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Introducing our New Advanced Programme or Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+)

Posted on: 05 Oct 2019

Introducing our New Advanced Programme or Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+)
Charlie Nelligan, hip replaced 2018, pictured with grandson Daniel

MEND+ Advanced Programme For Hip and Knee Replacement

Mobility and ENhanceD recovery

At Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, we understand that everyone’s recovery is different. Through our MEND+ programme, we will work with you before, during and after your operation to understand what you want out of your recovery, and get you back to doing the things you love. 

MEND+ provides the following six elements to help maximise your recovery:

  • Access to Prehab: Acess to exercise classes in the weeks before your operation, to build strength before your operation, to enhance your recovery after your operation


  • Acess to 'Joint School': Learn what to expect before, during and after your operation. Attend a physiotherapy class and have a one to one medical and physio assessment


  • 4* Hotel accomodation: Complimentary accomodation the night before your operation, for you and a relative/friend, to help you get a good nights sleep before your operation 


  • Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist: Direct access to Margaret, our Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist, to answer queries from you or your family, in the weeks before your operation 


  • Physiotherapy Sessions:  Access to 2 complementary physiotherapy sessions with our Chartered Physiotherapists after you leave the Hospital 


  • Local Gym Membership: Access to complementary 3 month gym membership at an approved local gym/lesiure centre to help you to maximise your recovery 


To learn more about our MEND+ Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement, click here 


For more information, please contact Orthopaedic Services Manager- Hilary Fitzgerald at 066 7149800


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