Preparing to leave hospital

Hospital staff should make sure:

  • you can get home
  • you have your care plan and your care home has a copy, if you live in one
  • you have any medicine you need and know how to take it
  • you can use new equipment, such as crutches
  • your GP knows you have been discharged
  • you know how to get help from a district nurse if you need it, or when to expect a visit