According to several studies, patients who have access to a scenic view are likely to require less medication, lower stress levels and may heal faster. Studies conducted in the United States and Sweden over the past three decades have evaluated healing gardens in rehabilitation and children’s hospitals, with positive results for patients. A 1995 study … Continue reading Can gardens help patients heal faster?
Room Service is now a normal part of being an inpatient at St John of God Murdoch. Each patient can now order from a wide menu over the phone anytime between 6.30am and 8pm. Best of all, all meals, snacks and drinks are included in your hospital fee! Food and beverage is an integral part … Continue reading Room Service meals arrive at Murdoch
Diana and Stephen Snelling do everything together. Including knee surgery, on their left knees, on the same day.
Hospitals can be overwhelming environments at first, filled with foreign sounds, smells and uncertainty. At St John of God Hospitals, one of the most obvious ways we can create a warm and inviting environment is through the use of visual arts.
Nurse Unit Manager Mark Cook at the Specialist Rehabilitation Service at St John of God Mount Lawley Hospital shares his knowledge of the rehabilitation process after a hip replacement: Why is rehabilitation so important for recovery? Rehabilitation services may be offered to people with existing conditions, or those who are taking a little longer to recover from hip replacement surgery. The main … Continue reading The importance of rehabilitation
Having physiotherapy after a hip replacement will help you recover more quickly and if possible, it’s a good idea to see a physiotherapist before your surgery as well. Physiotherapists play a vital role in guiding you through the whole rehabilitation process around your hip replacement. Every person is different, therefore specific assessments and tailor made programs are constructed to suit your functional ability and to … Continue reading Physiotherapy before and after hip replacements