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Get well soon

Older people can be at risk of developing extra health problems in hospital. This can mean you don’t get better as quickly, or even get back to how you were before.

The best way to try to avoid this is by:

  • keeping as much of your normal routine as you can while in hospital
  • getting out of bed and moving around whenever possible
  • eating and drinking as much as usual.

Find out more about how you can use simple evidence-based strategies in hospital to help you get well soon.

How to keep up your strength in hospital

Find out why it's important to eat and drink regularly while you're recovering from illness in hospital.

How to keep moving and be active in hospital

Find out why it's important to keep moving and be active while staying in hospital.  Find out what simple activities you can do to help you get well soon.

Medication: know what you’re taking in hospital

Keeping track of all the medications you are taking is important.  Hear advice on how to manage medications while you are in  hospital.

Communication: it’s your task to ask (video)

While staying in hospital communication is important.  It is important you ask questions when you don't understand what you are being told or when you need to know more information.

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Reviewed on: 01-09-2021