Start thinking about going home
Hospital is the right place to be when you need specific medical and surgical treatment, however once this is complete it is important that you leave hospital in a planned and timely manner.
When you are admitted your care team will already be starting to think about getting you home.
You can also help by making plans before you are admitted. Here are some things to consider:
Leaving hospital in a timely manner will help make beds available for other people when they are needed – this is especially important during the winter months – and will help you as a prolonged stay in hospital can make it harder for you to readjust to your usual lifestyle and activities.
If you have any questions, please speak with your care team on admission.