The ROCS team respond to helpline calls and support patients with their post-operative wounds. This post-discharge support is designed to reduce the workload for local GP surgeries and helps to reduce the amount of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed by GPs as a ‘precaution’ following joint replacement surgery.
The team visit patients at home, assess the issue, take blood if necessary and then arrange ongoing care (if required). This prevents patients from having to make their way back to the hospital after their recent surgery and reassures both the patient and the consultant that even after going home, expert orthopaedic care is provided.
If you have any problems with your wound, please call us before contacting your GP on 0121 685 4354 between 09:00 and 14:00 or leave a message on the answer phone outside these hours.