Shortly after your admission, hospital staff will begin talking with you about your discharge plan. You'll be asked questions about your health, your home, and your support needs. Answers to these questions help ensure your needs are met before you go home. You may need one or more of the following:
- A prescription for medications
- A special diet or some restrictions on what you should eat or drink
- A modified schedule of activity, exercise, rest, working or driving
- Follow up appointments or tests
- A special bathing or showering routine
- Additional special treatments or procedures
- Special instructions on how to care for sutures, wounds, etc.
- Information on when to call your physician for follow-up care
- Additional help or support at home
You may need to be accompanied home by a family member, guardian or care provider. If so, please ensure those providing you transportation home understand your discharge plan. Parents or guardians must pick up children.
Occupancy Charge for Refusal to Leave and Acute Care Bed
In September 2016, the Ministry of Health revised its Acute Care Bed Occupancy Charge for Refusal to Leave the Hospital Policy (effective Dec. 15, 2006) to optimize the management of acute bed resources. The revision to the policy includes a fee increase from $75/day to $250/day, based on a scan of other Canadian provincial policies.
See the Acute Care Bed Occupancy Charge for Refusal to Leave an Acute Care Bed policy for more information.