During your stay, your doctors and nurses will let you know how long they think you will be in hospital. It is important that the necessary arrangements are made for your discharge and any after-care that may be required.
Please speak to your nurse on admission if you have any questions or concerns about returning home.
Before you go
Before you leave hospital, make sure that you or your carer:
• Know what further care you require at home
• Collect medication that will be required / x-rays / scans
• Know when and where your follow-up appointments are
• Know arrangements for community support services
• Take all your personal belongings
Please ensure someone is able to pick you up on the day of your discharge. Alternatively, staff may help you to call a taxi if you do not have a relative or friend to assist you. Please be aware that transport costs are your responsibility.
For the first 24 hours after any procedure it is important that you:
• Do not drive a car
• Do not drink alcohol
• Do not remain on your own (unless approved by your specialist)
• Do not make complex or legal decisions
Your feedback on your visit to our hospital will be important to help us know what is working well and what improvements we can make. All feedback including compliments, suggestions, concerns or complaints are valued.
How to share your feedback: please talk to a staff member who is caring for you or visit our feedback page to get in contact with us.