Patient discharge

Discharge planning - Planning to go home

Your care in hospital includes preparing for when you are discharged to go home. When the time comes for you to leave our Hospital, we want to ensure you have all the information you need to be discharged safely and confidently – and that you feel ready and prepared to go home.

To help us we need you and your family, carer or doctor to be involved in the planning process . You, your family or carer (s) can let us know if you require additional support at home. Your treating Doctor or Nurse can identify any specific requirements you may have and refer you to an appropriate Service Provider or Community Liaison Nurse if your needs are complex.

The Community Liaison Nurse will be able to provide an assessment if your needs are complex and arrange certain services following your discharge. If required, they can facilitate your transition to permanent residential care.

We also suggest it may be helpful for you to discuss any queries or plans with your GP, family or referring Specialist prior to your hospital stay with us. If you are over the age of 65 years, we recommend contacting My Aged Care 1800 200 422 to discuss assessment prior to your hospital stay.

Discharge time is 10am

You may require assistance to travel home as it may be preferred that you don’t drive yourself.

Please ensure you have arranged a friend or family member to collect you and accompany you home and care for you on discharge day.

If you are unable to be collected by 10am, the Hospital has a special waiting area for your comfort and convenience.

Please ensure your transport home is organised prior to your admission.

Self-discharge

You may discharge yourself from hospital or from treatment at any time. You do so at your own risk and you will be asked to sign a self-discharge form before you leave.

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