We want to help ensure that your transition from hospital is smooth and safe. Preparing to leave hospital – also known as discharge planning – begins when you’re admitted to hospital. It helps to ensure that you and your family have all the information you need to leave hospital safely and confidently.
We ensure you receive as much aftercare as you clinically need. Once your consultant is happy that you’re ready to leave hospital, we’ll make sure you have everything needed to make the best possible recovery while at home. We’ll discuss your personal recovery plan and provide you with advice about:
- Medications and pain relief
- Help you may need at home
- Driving and returning to work
- Wound care
If you have any questions once you’re home, your healthcare team is available to call should you need them. Some treatments include physiotherapy or follow-up appointments to check that you’re recovering as expected.