I don’t have anyone at home to help me after discharge – is there any help available?
There is help available to patients after surgery; however, this will depend on the type of surgery you have had, and the type of help you need. You can discuss this with the Preadmission nurses, or the ward nurses before discharge. They will refer you to the Post Acute Care Team who will assess your needs.
It is better to do this as soon as possible, so that we have time to arrange help for you.
What if I do not have anyone to pick me up and take me home?
Please discuss this with the Preadmission nurse. We are able to arrange accommodation in an assisted living facility overnight, and you can return to your home the following day. We are able to assist with transport to this facility, but it is your responsibility to arrange transport home from there.