For Patients: When You Leave
When You Leave
It is important that you alert staff as soon as possible that your doctor has authorised your discharge from hospital. This will allow our administration staff to finalise your account without you having to wait.
Preparing for Home
Planning for your discharge is an important part of your stay in hospital. Please discuss the following important issues with your doctor, nurse and family:
- Your transport arrangements to return home.
- Your capacity to care for your personal needs.
- Your capacity to care for others at home.
- Your capacity to care for your home environment.
- Your readiness to resume your usual work or social activities.
Please discuss any concerns you have with our nursing staff, so necessary arrangements can be made. The Discharge Planner is also available and can assist with future care. Veterans and War Widows should take time to read the ‘Planning your Discharge from Hospital’ brochure available in the hospital.
Staff can assist you in organising equipment for use at home, ie walker, crutches, toilet chairs. This equipment can be obtained through:
- Pindara Pharmacy
- Red Cross
- Morris Surgical
- Green Spot Chemist
- Austral Care
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Discharge is on or before 9.00am as the rooms are scheduled for re-use after 10.00am. On the morning of your discharge, administration staff will visit you in your room to finalise your account.
Prior to leaving ensure you:
- Have your medications, repeat prescriptions, and x-ray films.
- Receive a Discharge Summary, which outlines your follow-up care.
- Have checked your room thoroughly for all personal belongings.
- Have settled your account with Reception