You are medically fit for discharge when members of the team agree you no longer require hospital care. At this point you will be discharged.
As soon as a patient's care with us begins, we will start to plan their discharge either back home or to a community hospital. Most patients return straight home after receiving care in one of our hospitals. This will be discussed within 24 hours of your admission.
Depending on the circumstances, we might ask questions about a patient's home and how they managed to live independently before entering our care. If you are a patient, it is important that you share with us any reasons why you think it will be difficult for you to return home, so that we can seek support from healthcare professionals and social services.