Nobody wants to stay in hospital for longer than they need to, so discharge planning should start at the point of admission.
Our doctors and nurses will discuss with you an expected date of discharge so you can make any necessary arrangements. When the time arrives for you to leave the staff on your ward will advise you of the procedure and make sure you have everything you need. They will give you any documents relevant to your discharge and will also advise you about medication and any follow up appointments.
It is important that you do not leave the ward until you have spoken to a trained nurse and have received your discharge advice.
On the day of discharge it is normal practice for you to be transferred to the discharge lounge to wait for any outstanding medications or transport.