Leaving hospital

Your surgical team will discuss your plans for discharge with you once they have decided you are fit to leave hospital. Your discharge paperwork and medication can take a number of hours to process before you can leave the hospital. Any changes to your medication will be explained to you and a copy of the discharge letter will be sent to your GP to update them about any changes to your medication or treatment.

If you are unable to make your own travel arrangements please inform one of hospital staff looking after you and options for hospital transport will be discussed. If you are not being discharged to your home you and your family will be consulted to find the most appropriate accommodation for your needs.