Prepare for Surgery

CLIENT: St George Hospital ~ NSW Health

Prepare Yourself for Surgery

The St George Hospital and Community Health Service ran a program to encourage patients to prepare themselves more effectively before entering hospital for major surgery. Better outcomes were achieved after surgery if patients were in a healthy state when they arrived at hospital. Patients needed to be encouraged to exercise in advance of their procedure to improve their level of fitness, to consume a better diet, to give up smoking and to cut down or give up alcohol.

Inky Smudge was approached to demonstrate the value of these lifestyle changes through the creation of a hybrid live action and animated video. The intention was to play this video in pre-admission waiting rooms to help patients understand how an improving your lifestyle reduces recovery times from surgery and lessens the chance of complications.