Before you leave hospital, staff will discuss your individual needs with you in order to make the transition home as smooth as possible.
We encourage patients and their families to participate in their going home planning.
If you are staying overnight in the hospital, your discharge time will be between 10am and 11am, unless other arrangements have been made by your treating doctor.
Before you leave your room, please ensure that you have:
- Your medications
- All personal belongings
- Any post-discharge care information sheets
- A follow-up appointment with your doctor, if required
While most of the medications you require during your admission are provided by the hospital, you will need to pay for any medications you require on discharge.
The Transit Lounge is a waiting area, situated near the main entrance, available for discharged patients waiting to go home, to their next appointment or for a prescription to be filled. The Transit Lounge is staffed by dedicated nursing staff. Light refreshments are available.
If you, or a family member, requires a medical certificate for your stay in hospital, please let a staff member in your treatment unit know prior to discharge.