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Planning for your discharge

At the earliest opportunity, you and your healthcare team will begin planning for your discharge. Most patients return home when they are discharged.

  • Your healthcare team will work with you to address any special needs you may have when you leave the hospital.
  • Any prescriptions and follow-up appointments will be given on the day of your discharge.
  • Please arrange transportation home on the date and time of discharge.

Some patients require short term or continuous care after discharge. For those patients there are several options they and their healthcare team will consider.

If you require more information, please speak with a member of your healthcare team.

All Ontario hospitals must promptly discharge patients who no longer require
their care. This ensures that medical services and beds are available
for those in greatest need of acute care.