For Patients: When You Leave
When You Leave
Discharge planning commences prior to admission. Where possible, services will be pre-arranged.
Discharge from Hospital
When you have been cleared for discharge, ensure that you have details of your next doctor’s appointment and discharge medications.
Discharging yourself from hospital
Except in certain cases (eg some infectious diseases) every patient has the right to leave hospital when he or she chooses. If this is the case, you will be asked to sign a “disclaimer” as the responsibility rests entirely with you.
You will need to make private arrangements for your transport home.
Maternity patients must have a safety approved baby restraint to transport your newborn home.