Leaving hospital

Discharge planning is an important part of your patient management. We aim to identify your discharge date as early as possible in your stay and help you prepare for home with any necessary community support.

Discharge from the unit occurs in consultation with your rehabilitation team and your support people. Your destination on leaving hospital may be agreed on following a weekend or trial home leave.

We expect you to be ready for discharge from your unit by 10am on your discharge day. Patients from NSW can be referred to a local health service.

Sometimes home modifications or wait lists for residential facilities require you to remain in hospital after discharge. You may be required to pay a fee set by the Federal Government during this time. Your doctor can discuss this with you.

After discharge, your Rehabilitation Care Coordinator may keep in contact with you by phone or home visits for up to a year. They can help you with any rehabilitation issues that you may encounter in the community.