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Discharge

Planning for your discharge is important – it helps to ensure that you have all the information you need to leave hospital safely and confidently.

Please ensure you have arranged for someone to take you home and care for you on discharge.

Discharge is at 10 am.

If you are unable to be collected by 10 am, you may be asked to move to the transit lounge.

You may discharge yourself from hospital or from treatment at any time. However, you do so at your own risk and the hospital will ask you to sign a self-discharge form.

Discharge planning

Your discharge planning includes transport home, help at home, organising the right equipment, and managing your ongoing health care. Find out more about discharge planning before you leave.

Services for recovering at home

To help you manage while you recover at home, we can design individual support plans, source equipment, and help you to understand dressings, diets and medications. Find out about my care after hospital.

Patient discharge checklist

  • before discharge day: make sure that transport home is arranged. If you are unable to manage your own transport, please tell the nursing staff in advance.
  • on discharge day:
    • pick up all medications, x-rays, scans and appointment cards
    • collect all discharge information and equipment for home nursing provided by the hospital
    • pack and check room for personal belongings.

Our Community Liaison staff are available to help you plan your discharge if you have complex requirements and can arrange community support if required.