Bupa Cromwell opens conversations with the local community
A new initiative launched by Bupa Cromwell Hospital aims to provide the local community with useful health and wellbeing information from leading consultants and health specialists.
Every Cromwell Conversations event will focus on a different health issue or condition, giving the audience the chance to ask the hospital’s healthcare practitioners their questions.
The first event, which took place last month, was entitled ‘Hip and Knee Pain – When to consider joint replacement surgery’.
The audience heard from Tammie Rennie, Senior Physiotherapist; and Simon Bridle, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. They discussed key warning signs, what to expect from joint replacement surgery, technology improvements, and getting back on your feet after surgery.
Chris Boyce, a representative from Stryker, also presented a demonstration of the MAKO robot. The cutting-edge MAKO robotic technology from Stryker enables highly-accurate placement of personalised knee or hip implants, smaller incisions, and faster recovery times. The Fortius Joint Replacement Centre (FJRC) at Bupa Cromwell Hospital provides hip and knee replacements using this ground-breaking robotic technology.
Everyone was also given a goody bag to take away containing more information about hip and knee replacement surgery and exercises to complete at home.
Philip Luce, Hospital Director, said: “For us it’s really important as a hospital that we reach out to the local community; that we understand the needs and requirements that they have, and ensure that our services that we deliver are tailored.
“The reaction has been fantastic. I’ve had the opportunity to talk to patients that came along and there’s also an opportunity to have some food and drink, and have a bit of a social gathering.”
Cromwell Conversations will be hosting a 'Family Health Day' on 22 September, where there will be something for all the family.