Most patients are discharged in the morning. Staff will give you details of a likely discharge time if you are being collected from the hospital. Ambulance transport will only be provided for those with a medical need.
If you need further nursing care after you have been discharged from hospital, a nurse will arrange follow-up visits as appropriate.
If you are prescribed medicines to continue at home, the hospital will provide an initial supply. If you need further supplies, you will be advised to contact your doctor, your prescription details will be included on your discharge letter.
If necessary, an outpatient appointment will be made for you before you leave the hospital.
Going home checklist
- Collect your hospital discharge letter for your GP
- Ask for any medical certificates you may need
- Collect your medicine
- Ask for any valuables you have left with the hospital for safekeeping
- Make sure you know the date of your outpatient appointment, if you have one
- Remind the person collecting you to bring outdoor clothing
- Remember to take all your belongings.