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Parking on-site is ample and available to all patients and visitors, free of charge.
To qualify for free parking all patients and visitors must enter their full car registration number into one of the terminals at the reception desk each time they visit.
We have free Wi-Fi access for patients.
All areas of our hospital are accessible to wheelchair users. Portable hearing loops are available at the main reception desk and can be carried around the hospital as required.
Our patient information is available in a range of languages, large print and Braille on request. We also have an interpretation service available to support you if English is not your preferred language.
There is an on-site café for visitors and our chef prepares fresh meals daily for our patients. Our menu changes regularly and offers a good variety of food and beverages.
Please note: the café accepts cash payments only.
Visiting hours are from 2pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm Monday to Friday, and 2pm-5pm on weekends; two visitors at a bedside at any one time. Mealtimes are protected between 5-6pm. Relatives are asked to allow the patient to have their meals in peace and quiet. There is a cafeteria downstairs which visitors can use during these times.
If you’re staying with us, you’ll either be in a single en-suite room or a same-sex shared en-suite room depending on your preference. This is part of our commitment to patient dignity, and helps ensure a more comfortable and relaxed stay.
When you arrive please register at reception so we know you’re here.
One of the benefits of being treated at our hospital is the ‘one-stop-service’ of your outpatient appointment. Where possible we will complete any pre-treatment tests there and then, to save you making multiple trips, and our anaesthetists and rehabilitation team will assess you at the same time.
Your outpatient appointment is also an opportunity for you to meet the consultant who will perform your treatment. Feel free to ask any questions you wish – you may even want to write these down ahead of your appointment. They will explain any special preparations you may need to make before your treatment.
On the day of your treatment, wear something light and comfortable, so you’re as relaxed as possible.
If you’ll be staying with us, you may want to bring personal toiletries, nightclothes, comfortable footwear, something to read, and any medication you routinely take.
When you leave the hospital after you’ve had your treatment, you’ll be given full details of your follow-up care. We will inform your GP that you’ve been discharged from the hospital, and day case patients are telephoned the day after their surgery to check that they are recovering well.
It’s crucial to rest and take care of yourself after your treatment.
If you have any worries or concerns, please call us at any time on our Patient Advice Line (0117 906 1900) to speak to a member of the clinical team. This helpline is designed to ensure that your recovery is as speedy and successful as possible, so please use it as much as you need to.
‘White Coat Syndrome’, also known as White Coat Hypertension or the White Coat Effect, describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when in a clinical situation.
The condition is not uncommon, with as many as 1 in 8 people experiencing White Coat Syndrome.
As well as being potentially upsetting for patients, higher blood pressure as the result of White Coat Syndrome can lead to procedures or treatments being postponed or cancelled where a higher blood pressure reading indicates a potential risk.
At Practice Plus Group Hospital, we will do all we can to help alleviate the symptoms associated with anxiety within these clinical situations, including:
- Inviting patients who are affected by White Coat Syndrome to a tour of the hospital
- Arranging for patients to meet the care team before their treatment
- Offering quiet areas for blood pressure checks
- Taking blood pressure readings several times throughout an appointment – often blood pressure lowers as the patient relaxes.
Reviews for Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green
Formerly known as Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre
Knee replacement, Emersons Green – excellent care throughout
Emersons Green – truly wonderful
I had an op today in Emerson Green and wanted to say how well I was looked after and cared for. Truly wonderful. Thank you
Emersons Green – incredibly slick and super friendly
Despite the most huge system demand, strikes and winter pressures the NHS still carries on, so grateful to Practice Plus Group for looking after me yesterday. You were incredibly slick, super friendly and got the job done!
Knee surgery, Emersons Green – friendly and highly professional
October 2020 I had total knee replacement, NHS referral. My experience was excellent…everyone was caring, listening and very professional.
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