After your hospital stay
There are a range of community services available to help you once you leave hospital.
Staff will discuss options available to you as part of the discharge planning process and make arrangements as appropriate. Relevant information about your medical condition will be forwarded to your GP or specialist and to
community health workers and service providers involved in your care, unless you tell us that this should not happen. Find out more about how you can get involved in your care.
If there is anything you feel you will need help with when you leave hospital, please discuss it with staff as soon as possible. For example:
- community services
- medication informationand pharmacy advice
- follow-up appointments
- special instructions.
If you usually receive community services at home, please make sure health service staff know you receive this help. Before you leave hospital, the service providers will be contacted so that they can recommence their care. This can be done either by hospital staff, you, your family or carer. Additional services may be organised, in consultation with you, as required.