What happens when I'm discharged from hospital?

Before you're discharged, the hospital should make sure you'll get the right care and support to help you cope. It’s important to know how this process should work.

You shouldn’t be discharged from hospital until:

  • the doctors think you’re well enough
  • you've been given a discharge assessment to work out what care and support you’ll need

You and your family should be involved during this assessment. You should be given a care plan with information about:

  • who is responsible for your care
  • what care you’ll receive
  • who will pay

This support should be in place before you’re discharged. In some cases, you might be eligible for free intermediate care or reablement for a short time after leaving hospital.

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