starts on admission
the patient and
the patient’s family or carer and
the health care team
We know that your stay in hospital can be traumatic and stressful for you and your family however, it is important that you and your family/carer work with the multi-disciplinary team in planning your discharge. The length of your stay will depend on your condition and your discharge date will be decided by the Consultant and the multi-disciplinary team.
Speech and Language Therapist
A Nurse will be assigned to you each day. Please tell a Nurse or any other member of the multi-disciplinary team as soon as possible if you think you will have any problems with your discharge. They will try their best to help you.
You are asked to designate one person, if you like, to talk with the multi-disciplinary team who will be happy to meet with a family member, friend or carer. Meetings can be arranged as necessary.
THINGS TO CHECK AND KNOW
► Do you feel you have the information you need for discharge from hospital?
► Have you collected your old medications from the Nurse?
► Have you made arrangements to collect your prescription?
► Have you received your discharge letter for your GP?
► Have you got all the aides you need e.g. walking stick etc.?
► Is transport arranged to take you home?
► Have you checked your room carefully for any personal belongings?
► Can you get in when you arrive home? Have you got the key? Is a neighbour/friend there to let you in?
► The Public Health Nurse will be advised of your discharge date if she is required to call to your home.
CHECK OUT TIME
Please vacate your bed by 10:00 hours. We ask that you vacate your room/ward as promptly as possible by doing this you are helping us prepare for an incoming patient.