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Discharge From Hospital


Patient leaving hospital

Welcome to London Health Sciences Centre. LHSC cares for patients who require the special expertise of an acute care hospital. We are committed to working with patients and their families to improve health and provide compassionate, high quality care.

Our focus is not only on your care and treatment while in hospital, but also your discharge from the hospital. The hospital is not the best environment for patients who no longer need acute hospital care, due to risk of infection, and lack of mobility, that can present significant risks to recovery. At the earliest opportunity, you and your health care team will begin planning for your discharge. This helps to ensure that supports are in place, if needed, when you leave hospital.

Most patients return home when they are discharged. If you need more care, your health care team will discuss available options with you.

We request that you and your family plan ahead and make transportation arrangements for when it’s time for you to leave the hospital. Every effort is made to accurately predict the day and time of discharge, however, you should be prepared for your discharge to occur earlier or later than planned. Your health care team will keep you up-to-date on any changes to your discharge time.