Going home

Our staff caring for you will keep you updated regarding your planned discharge date. If you foresee any problems with being discharged, please discuss the issues with the staff caring for you as soon as possible, so that plans can be put in place.

It is usual for patients to continue their recovery at home – and there are number of potential supports available. As well as the ongoing care of your psychiatrist, you may be referred to one of our group therapy Day where we can offer additional and continued support.

Day of heading home

On the morning of your discharge, your nurse will have ready for you:

  • medication and prescriptions,
  • clinical discharge questionnaires,
  • patient satisfaction questionnaire, and
  • any necessary follow up appointments.

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.

Before heading home, please go to Reception to settle any accounts not covered by your health insurance, which are payable on discharge. We accept cash, personal cheque, 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.