Your doctor or nurse will give you detailed discharge instructions for your post-hospital care. You will receive written discharge instructions. If you need assistance going over your discharge instructions, please ask your nurse for clarification. If you have questions about your diet, medication or activities, please speak up and ask questions.
The hospital does not provide discharge transportation. It's best to have someone available to drive you home after you are discharged from the hospital. You should coordinate with a family member, loved one or caregiver to arrange a ride home. Taxi cabs can be called on your behalf as well.
If you are being discharged after an outpatient procedure, you will not be allowed to drive yourself home and should make transportation arrangements ahead of time.
In most cases, your physician will prescribe one or more medications for you to use at home. You should fill these prescriptions promptly after leaving the hospital and follow your physician's instructions closely.