• Discharge

    Your doctor, nurse and medical team let you know when you’re well enough to leave the hospital. This process is called "discharge."

    If you need ongoing services, such as nursing, therapy or medical equipment, your medical team works together to make sure you have all you need before you leave. Your nurse will also give you written care instructions for when you get home. If you have any questions, be sure to ask.

    It can be helpful to ask a member of your care team these questions:

    • Are there any follow-up procedures or therapies I should expect?
    • How long should I expect to feel pain or discomfort?
    • In what situation should I contact my doctor or nurse?
    • When can I resume daily tasks such as driving, housework, etc.?
    • When can I return to work?