We will talk to you about planning for discharge right from your admission to the hospital to ensure this is well co-ordinated and planned.
Throughout your hospital stay the doctors and nurses will give you an estimate of what they anticipate – whether it is you being able to go home or to rehabilitation. This will usually be discussed during clinical handover between shifts with you present.
On the day of discharge please speak to your nurse to go through your discharge paperwork, medications and follow up plans in order to ensure you understand the information being given to you. If you don’t understand something including changes to your medications, please highlight this and ask for clarification.