Discharge planning starts early in your admission process to ensure the return to your home environment is well organised.
Your Estimated Day of Discharge (EDD) will be provided to you and your family on your admission, to enable plans for transport home to be organised around this date. Any changes to your EDD will be discussed with you at the bedside handover and displayed on the Patient Board on the wall beside your bed.
Usually you will be discharged and able to leave the hospital by 10am, so plan to have your transport home organised for a 10am discharge.
Please remember to collect your belongings, including any private x-rays and medications that you brought into hospital.
Home care can be organised for patients who have been clinically assessed to need help after discharge. Please discuss any concerns you may have with the staff looking after you.
If you’re unsure of your current discharge medications or any other details regarding your discharge, please ask the nursing/medical or pharmacy staff prior to leaving. Also, please be aware of any follow-up appointments you need to make, or that have been made for you.