Being discharged from hospital

Before you are discharged from the hospital, your doctor will talk to you about:

  • Your treatment and any effects you may experience
  • Any other examinations or tests you may need
  • Your discharge from hospital
  • Alternatives regarding further treatment.

A nurse will also talk to you about different things associated with your illness and any future treatment periods. The nurse will also provide you with home care instructions.

Issues you may also want to discuss with the nursing staff include:

  • How will your condition affect your life?
  • How will you cope at home in the future?
  • Will you require home assistance or assistive devices? If you require home assistance, the ward will provide a referral entitling you to home health care or home medical care.
  • Should your family be informed of your discharge from hospital and your treatment?
  • Who will take care of your medication if you are unable to?
    It is also advisable to check with the staff that your medical case summary is sent to your home address. You may also want to make arrangements for your trip home.

Documents provided to you at hospital

When you are discharged, you will be given a set of documents, including:

  • Prescriptions and related documents
  • Advice on how to take your medication
  • Medical certificate for sick leave and other certificates 
  • Home care instructions 
  • Information regarding further treatment

Usually the hospital will send you a bill to your home address. You will not need to bring any money for payment.

The ward staff will give you information on who to contact if you experience any problems at home related to your condition.