Hospital discharge

Going home

It’s important that you return home as soon as possible. Staying in hospital for a long time affects your physical health, because you are less active. The hospital staff will be planning your discharge home, so feel free to talk with them about when you can leave hospital.

You can also take simple steps to keep active during your hospital stay. This will help you recover faster and get home sooner. 

When you feel well enough, we'll help you get out of bed if you can, dress yourself if you are able, even go for a walk if you feel up to it. 

It will help you if you have everything you need with you to do things as normally as possible - from reading glasses and a hearing aid if you usually use these, to day clothes to help you feel more yourself while you're on the ward.