Preparing for Discharge
At Halton Healthcare, our goal is to provide quality care in a timely fashion and help you to return home as soon as you are medically ready for discharge. We make every attempt to provide you with as much notice as possible of your discharge date so that you can make arrangements for your transportation home and for any support(s) that you may need after discharge. On your day of discharge, please be sure that you have all of your possessions before leaving the hospital.
While our normal discharge time for medical and surgical units is between 10:00 am and 11:00 am, discharge may occur at any time until 10:00 pm. In order to make this transition as smooth as possible, please:
- Identify a family member or friend who can help transport you home
- Review your discharge information (if you have any questions or concerns, talk to your nurse before you leave)
- Fill prescriptions for medications (for your convenience, there is a pharmacy in the main lobby at OTMH)
Need Help Going Home?
If you need help, please speak with your nurse. There are a number of community-based services that may be able to help transport and transition patients home, for a nominal fee. Ask your nurse before discharge.