Niagara Health wants to ensure that your admission and discharge go smoothly. When you are admitted to hospital, your healthcare team will begin planning for your discharge to ensure your care needs are co-ordinated before you leave.
Our focus is not only on your care and treatment while in hospital, but also on your discharge from the hospital. We start planning for your discharge as soon as possible to help ensure that the appropriate services are in place, if needed, when you leave. You will receive your expected date of discharge in discussion with your team. Please ask if you do not receive it or are unclear about the discharge process. We request your assistance with your discharge and ask that you or your family make arrangements for you to be picked up by 10 a.m. on your scheduled discharge day. They should bring any necessary items (clothes, shoes, etc.) so that you are comfortable when you leave.
Although every effort is made to accurately predict the day of discharge, you should be prepared for discharge to occur a day earlier than planned. We encourage you to ask questions about your discharge and what to do when you get home. We want you to feel prepared and confident. If you have any questions about your discharge, please talk to your healthcare team.
Please note: We cannot hold beds to accommodate delayed travel arrangements.