Discharge begins at the pre-admission clinic before you
are admitted. From the moment you enter Concord
Hospital, the staff are working to ensure that you are
provided with the most appropriate care and treatment to
allow you a healthy return to your home at the earliest
Prior to leaving the pre
admission clinic you should be given an anticipated
Your recovery at home
Your doctor will tell you
how long you can expect to stay in hospital. This will
assist you in organising your discharge arrangements.
Prior to your admission
and while you are in hospital you should make sure that
you are clear about:
- What to expect
during your recovery
- How long you can
expect your recovery to take
- How to care for
- What ways (if any)
your normal activities may be limited and what help
you may need.
Things to think about
- Identify which
family and friends will be able to help you through
your convalescence at home.
- Nursing and allied
health staff are available to advise you and your
helpers of the type of care you need.
For the few people who
need extra support, there is a wide range of local
community services that can provide assistance for
people in their own homes.
Some of these services
- Nursing care
- Meals on wheels
- Home help
- Support groups
- Welfare agencies
services vary depending upon locality and are usually,
but not always, provided free of charge.
The Day of Discharge
In order to admit new
patients each day, the Hospital discharge time is 10
AM. Your family/friends can pick you up from the
Prior to leaving the Hospital you
- Discharge medication
- A follow up
appointment with your doctor (if required)
Staff at the Hospital
endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as possible,
and any feedback you have is welcomed.