The PREPWELL programme is a service run by South Tees Hospitals and Public Health South Tees which is designed to support you in improving your fitness, health and wellbeing before your planned operation or treatment. This is called prehabilitation.
What is Prepwell?
The Prepwell programme is a service run by South Tees Hospitals and Public Health South Tees which is designed to support you in improving your fitness, health and wellbeing before your planned operation or treatment.
Why is improving health important?
Having an operation affects your body at the time of surgery and for several months afterwards. Several common factors can reduce your body’s ability to deal with the physical stress of the operation. Fortunately there is time available before your operation or treatment to work with the Prepwell team so we can support you to reduce these risks.
What are the factors that I can improve before surgery?
Alcohol can be hazardous to your health. It also affects the way your body responds to surgery.
Exercise is key to maintaining good physical and mental wellbeing.
Being overweight or underweight can both increase the risks when having an operation.
There are many reasons to try to improve the quality of your sleep before your surgery.
There are many reasons to stop smoking before your operation.
There are many benefits to improving your wellbeing and reducing anxiety.
Find out more about the Prepwell Programme
Find out what the programme involves and the reasons to get involved.
Factors affecting your operation or treatment
Find out more about things you can improve before your treatment.
For useful resources we think might help you exercise.
Meet the team
Find out who is involved and their role in the team.