Discharge time

It is expected that patients leave by 10 am on the day of discharge.

Your doctor and nursing staff will let you know when you are ready to be discharged.  You will be given plenty of notice to arrange for someone to escort you home.

Before you leave the hospital, make sure that you, or your relatives/friends, know how to care for yourself/you, at home.

If applicable, please remember to take with you:

  • X-rays, scans and ultrasound films
  • details of your next appointment
  • any medication which was brought into hospital, as well as any new treatment
  • a letter for community services
  • a nursing discharge summary