Going home

​​​Discharge from hospital

Staff and the hospital aim for a standard discharge time usually 11am. ​To help achieve this and to ensure new admissions can be accommodated as soon as possible, you may be asked to wait in the Day Room until all paper work and tests have been completed. Staff will ensure you are comfortable until ready to leave with your family or friend.


On discharge, the following medications will be returned to you:

  • Correctly labelled items that you are to continue taking.

  • Non-prescription items that you have purchased.

The following items will not routinely be returned:

  • Items which have been discontinued as a result of your admission.

  • Out of date medicines.

  • Medicines with illegible or missing labels.

Outpatient appointments

See our outpatient appointments page.

Going home
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Related Documents

Prevent an infection after surgery, read the patient information leaflet Preventing infection afte​r surgery (PDF 1.3MB) to find out more​.​

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Page last reviewed: 24 October 2017