Going home

You will be preparing for discharge from the very beginning of your admission. Your treating team will meet with you to create a discharge plan for you. This plan will have input from yourself and your carer, if you wish.

Prior to your discharge from the Clinic your doctor may recommend that you return as a day client to attend one of the Day Program groups. They will make a referral to the psychologist responsible for the day programs and that psychologist can then meet with you prior to your discharge.

On the day of discharge please ensure you vacate your room by 10:00 am. You are welcome to stay within the Clinic to attend group and/or lunch. Your belongings can be safely stored on your Unit.

Before heading home, please go to Reception where the team will have Accounts for additional charges not covered by your health insurance, which are payable on discharge. We accept cash, credit card or EFTPOS (direct payments only, no cash withdrawals)

Aside from your hospital accounts, you may receive additional accounts from your treating Psychiatrist, Pathology, or Pharmacy services that may be claimable by you from Medicare and your health insurance fund.

If you have had a general anaesthetic or sedation within the last 24 hours you will need to be accompanied home by a responsible adult. You should not drive a car, operate machinery or domestic appliances, conduct important business or drink alcohol for at least 24 hours following your anaesthetic.