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Discharge Information

Your consultant will dictate your plan of care and discharge criteria, along with a follow-up appointment, if required.  You can usually expect to leave by 11am on the day of discharge.  Should you wish, you are welcome to wait after this time in the TRUSTPLUS Day Room.

Prior to discharge, the nursing and multidisciplinary staff will assist you with any issues you may experience when you return home, such as access to rest, hygiene and toilet facilities.

A private ambulance can be arranged to take you home.  Please ask the nurse or ward receptionist to provide you with a quote for the cost.

You will be given advice on any wounds you may have. An additional visit may be required to have your wound checked or stitches removed.  If appropriate, we will arrange a follow-up appointment to our outpatient department for you and send a note to your GP informing him about your stay and treatment in hospital.

If you need an outpatient appointment following your stay with us, the Ward Receptionist may be able to book this for you before you leave the hospital.

Please note that health care insurance companies do not normally pay for take-home drugs.  If you are prescribed any medicines for at home use we will advise you of the cost so you may decide if you wish to purchase them from us.  The cost is payable on discharge.  You will be advised to visit your GP and be given a letter containing information about your treatment, current medication and recommendations about your future medical care.

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