When You Leave
Once you have recovered from the acute phase of illness, it is usual for you to continue your recovery at home. You may be referred to one of our Group Therapy Programs and/or the Community Outreach Team for ongoing support. The staff caring for you will keep you updated regarding your planned discharge date. If you foresee any problems with being discharged please discuss the issues with the staff caring for you as soon as possible, so that plans can be put in place for your return home
Please go to Reception before you are discharged. The reception staff will have:
- accounts for additional charges not covered by your health insurance, which are payable on discharge. We accept cash, personal cheque, credit card or EFTPOS (direct payments only, no cash withdrawals)
On the morning of your discharge; your nurse will have ready for you:
- medication and prescriptions,
- clinical discharge questionnaires,
- patient satisfaction questionnaire,
- any necessary follow up appointments.
You are required to vacate your room by 10.00 am. However, you are permitted to stay at New Farm Clinic for the remainder of the day. Please see nursing staff to arrange storage of your belongings. Please ensure that you collect any items that you may have put into your safe or that have been held for safe keeping, for example X-rays.
If you have had a general anaesthetic or sedation within the last 24 hours you will need to be accompanied home by a responsible adult. You should not drive a car, operate machinery or domestic appliances, conduct important business or drink alcohol for at least 24 hours following your anaesthetic.
Aside from your hospital accounts, you may receive additional accounts from your treating Psychiatrist, Pathology, or Pharmacy services that may be claimable by you from Medicare and your health insurance fund.