Patient Discharge

DISCHARGE CRITERIA

  1. Patient with good symptom control.
  2. Patient who wants to die at home.
  3. Discharge at request.
  4. Non compliance with treatment.
  5. Patients/ Care takers causing nuisance or trouble to staff or organization.

 

Some patients need help after they leave the hospital. With proper planning many patients can leave the hospital earlier and stay comfortably at home. All members of the health care team are responsible for helping with the discharge planning process.

Discharge Procedures

Your doctor will determine when you may be discharged. To complete the discharge process, please observe the following procedures:

  • While discharge times vary from patient to patient, please be aware that it may occur as early as 10 a.m. and we advise patients to make transportation arrangements accordingly. In addition, due to the nature of the process, your discharge time may be significantly later in the day and we appreciate you and your family’s flexibility regarding scheduling transportation.
  • On the day you are discharged, you or a member of your family should meet the doctors. The office is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The doctor will give you a discharge slip .
  • Before you leave, be sure you understand any instructions regarding medications or follow-up office visits.
  • Don’t forget to check all drawers, cabinets, and night stands before leaving to make sure you have all your belongings. The hospital cannot be responsible for personal property left behind. Also, remember to claim any valuables that were kept in the hospital safe by presenting your valuables receipt to the cashier.
  • When you are ready to leave, hospital personnel will escort you to the exit.
  • If someone is picking you up, they can park in the parking garage while assisting with your discharge.