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Discharge
If required, an assessment of your home (to ensure you have all the necessary safety measures and equipment) will be carried out by our Occupational Therapist.

Discharge time is 10am. Transport arrangements need to be made ahead of this time.  During your stay, your doctor, nursing staff and if applicable, other healthcare professionals, will have ongoing discussion to help you plan your discharge. We advise you to arrange for a friend or relative to escort you home. There may be some out-of-pocket: expenses incurred for telephone, pharmacy and rental or purchase of equipment.

Please see the nursing staff before you leave the unit to be sure that you take home your

  • X-rays
  • Discharge Script
  • Medications
  • Valuables

Discharge at Own Risk You may discharge yourself from hospital at any time!
This may be a serious step when taken against the advice of your doctor and requires careful consideration.  You are encouraged to discuss the implications of this with your doctor and nursing staff.  If you decide to discharge yourself against advice, you will be required to sign a form disclaiming the hospitals responsibility for your action.

   

After Care / Community Care
If you require home services, for example community nurse, home care, meals on wheels, this can be arranged during your stay.  Please let the nursing staff know as soon as possible, to enable us to make these arrangements prior to your discharge home.

Ambulance Ambulance transport can only be arranged at your doctors request, or you will be required to pay the transport feed direct to the Ambulance Service.

 
         
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