Going home from the hospital
Planning for your discharge starts well before you actually leave. We will work to have you discharged as early in the day as possible. Some patients need further health care such as community nursing, care at another hospital, or rehabilitation services; your health-care team will work with you to help plan your discharge and any additional care that is required.
Your doctor may write a prescription for medication and a nurse will give you instructions about any other medications you are to take at home.
Ask which medications you should continue taking.
Update your current medications list if any prescriptions change or if new medications are added.
Have a health-care professional assist you.
Inform your community pharmacist and family doctor about any changes that occurs in the hospital.
Find out more information about billing information for your hospital stay and services.
Recovering at home for seniors
We support a philosophy that home, with appropriate supports, is the best place to recover from illness and injury, manage chronic conditions, and live out final days.
Ask a member of your health-care team to learn how you and your family can participate in planning your return home as soon as possible after a hospital stay.