You will need to think about your discharge even before you come in to hospital, as there may be arrangements that you need to make. Your doctor can provide an estimate of how long you will be hospitalised and will discuss discharge plans with the nursing staff.
You will be advised of any items you may need to hire or purchase to use at home when you are discharged and you will need to arrange to have these available. Arrange for someone to take you home from hospital. If you are having major surgery it is helpful to have someone who is able to help you with cooking, laundry and housework after you are discharged.
When you are ready to leave, a staff member will assist you to front reception if required, to finalise your discharge.
Discharge time is normally by 11.00am. We ask that you adhere to these times to enable staff to prepare your bed area for new admissions coming in.
Before you leave the ward area ensure you have:
Our company ethos "People caring for people" means that every single day our teams selflessly put our patients' needs before their own to help deliver quick access to treatment, so you and your family do not have to worry and wait.
With more than 2500 consultants throughout the UK, you can opt for a specialist in the treatment you require. They will remain dedicated to your care throughout your stay and follow-up consultations.
Full adherence to all guidance issued from professional organisations including the Government and Public Health England.
We can provide access to a dedicated member of staff to talk through any concerns you may have prior to attending hospital.
Our hospitals are ensuring we have as many free car parking spaces available for our patients as possible.