Discharge Planning

The average patient spends three to five days in the hospital. Patients do better at home with the right supports in place once they no longer require hospital-level care.

You should begin to plan for your discharge as soon as you are admitted to the hospital.

Your healthcare team will work with you and your family to develop a plan for smooth discharge. This will include providing you with appropriate resources in the community to help your transition from hospital to home.

Please ensure that someone is available to pick you up from the hospital or arrange transportation home prior to your date of discharge. As you prepare to leave the hospital, please make sure that you have all of your belongings, as well as any prescriptions and instructions you will need when you go home.

If you have any questions, please ask a member of your healthcare team.