Joint School

What is Joint School?

The interactive classroom style ‘Joint School’ is a very important part of your preparation for surgery and will help you know what to expect when you come into hospital to have your hip replaced and your rehabilitation at home. Joint school complements the Patient Information DVDs which can be viewed here.

You will be invited to attend a Joint School session. You can make a booking during your clinic appointment OR by phoning 01691 404038 and leaving your name, phone number and date you wish to attend. This phoneline is unmanned and you will not receive a call back.

Bring your buddy!

It is important to invite your ‘joint buddy’ to join you at the Joint School.

A buddy is a person chosen by you to support and encourage you throughout your treatment. A buddy is often a partner, a family member or a friend. The buddy will not be expected to carry out clinical duties nor do they need any medical expertise. Buddies play an important role in supporting you throughout your experience.

Involve your buddy as much as possible during the time leading up to your operation. They can be invaluable to you in organising your home and helping with pre-operative exercises.

Don’t worry if you do not have a buddy, it will not affect your recovery.

Why come to Joint School?

At Joint School, there is time to discuss practical things that will help you and your buddy plan for the procedure and your recovery in hospital and at home. The session will explain your whole patient journey including: 

  • how to prepare for surgery
  • what to bring into hospital
  • physiotherapy exercises
  • type of anaesthetic
  • post-operative pain relief

It also provides opportunity to meet some of the team who will be involved in your care following surgery.

At the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital we believe that Joint School will prepare you to play an important part in getting better sooner and aims to enhance your post-operative experience.

The combined presentation/ question and answer session takes approximately 90 minutes and runs weekly.  The presentation is delivered by specialist enhanced recovery staff, as well as being attended by an previous  patient.

What do previous joint school participants say?

Feedback for the session has been excellent, here are some comments:

  • “Best preparation ever”
  • “Entertaining, informative and concise”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyable”
  • “Just the right amount of detail”
  • “I had lots of questions and found answers to them all”
  • “Professional, confident presenters, filled me with confidence”
  • “Operation and rehabilitation just as promised”
     

Dates for Joint School 2017

All sessions start at either 10.30am and run until 12 midday (AM) or start at 1pm and run until 3.30pm (PM). They are held in the hospital's Lecture Theatre (follow signage to Location 11) The table below outlines the schedule of dates for daytime Joint School sessions:

December (2016)
Monday 5th (AM)
Monday 12th (AM)

Monday 19th (AM)

January
Wednesday 4th (PM)
Monday 16th (AM)
Monday 23rd (AM)
Wednesday 25th (PM)
Monday 30th (AM)

February
Wednesday 1st (PM)
Monday 6th (AM)
Monday 13th (AM)
Wednesday 15th (PM)
Monday 20th (AM)
Wednesday 22nd (PM)
Monday 27th (AM)

March
Wednesday 1st (PM)
Monday 6th (AM)
Wednesday 8th (PM)
Monday 13th (AM)
Wednesday 15th (PM) 
Monday 20th (AM)
Wednesday 22nd (PM)
Monday 27th (AM) 

April
Thursday 6th (PM)

Monday 10th (AM)
Wednesday 19th (PM)
Monday 24th (AM)
Wednesday 26th (PM)

May
Wednesday 3rd (PM)
Monday 8th (AM)
Monday 15th (AM)
Monday 22nd (AM)
Wednesday 24th (PM)
Wednesday 31st (PM)

June
Monday 5th (AM)
Wednesday 7th (PM)
Monday 12th (AM)
Wednesday 14th (PM)
Monday 19th (AM)
Wednesday 21st (PM)
Monday 26th (AM)

Wednesday 28th (PM)

July
Monday 3rd (AM)
Monday 10th (AM)
Wednesday 12th (PM)
Monday 17th (AM)
Wednesday 19th (PM)
Monday 24th  (AM)
Wednesday 26th (PM)
Monday 31st (AM)

August
Wednesday 2nd (PM)
Monday 7th  (AM)
Wednesday 9th (PM)
Monday 14th (AM)
Wednesday 16th (PM)
Monday 21st (AM)
Wednesday 23rd (PM)
Wednesday 30th (PM)

September
Monday 4th (AM)
Monday 11th (AM)
Wednesday 13th (PM)
Monday 18th (AM)
Wednesday 20th (PM)
Monday 25th (AM)
Wednesday 27th (PM)

October
Monday 2nd (AM)
Wednesday 4th (PM)
Monday 9th (AM)
Wednesday 11th (PM)
Monday 16th (AM)
Monday 23rd (AM)
Wednesday 25th (PM)
Monday 30th (AM)

November
Monday 6th (AM)
Wednesday 8th (PM)
Monday 13th (AM)
Wednesday 15th (PM)
Monday 20th (AM)
Wednesday 22nd (PM)
Monday 27th (AM)
Wednesday 29th (PM)

December
Monday 4th (AM)
Wednesday 6th (PM)
Monday 11th (AM)
Monday 18th (AM)
Wednesday 20th (PM)

 

Book your Joint School place:

Tel: 01691 404038

Please leave a message confirming your name and contact number on our voicemail service to confirm your attendance.

We will only contact you if you have any queries relating to Joint School.