Going into hospital can be stressful, but knowing what to expect can help. This page tells you what should happen when you go into hospital, and the help you could get when you are discharged.

Next steps

If you haven't been given a care needs assessment since you left hospital and think you should have, contact your local council’s social services department. Find their contact details through the government website

If you feel you’re being discharged too early from the hospital, or you think you’ll need more help and support when you return home, call our Helpline on 0800 319 6789.

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