An important part of your healthcare journey with Bunbury Day Hospital is transitioning from hospital to home. When patients first move from recovery to the discharge lounge, it is an indication they are doing well. Unless otherwise notified, you can resume normal eating and drinking at this time. Our hospital will contact your family around this time advising you will soon be ready for discharge.
To be ready for discharge patients:
- Will be alert and orientated
- Tolerate fluids
- Have a responsible adult to take them home
Your Support Person
If your procedure is performed under sedation or general anaesthetic you must arrange for a support person to arrive at the hospital, escort you home, and remain with you for the first 24 hours. If your procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, please arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home.
Leaving the Hospital
Our doctors and nursing staff are here to assist you, and are more than happy to answer any questions concerning your discharge or follow up care. At the time of discharge our hospital will provide you with:
- Your Doctor’s post-operative care instructions
- Medication scripts to have filled, if required
- Details of who to contact in an emergency
- The date and time for your follow-up appointment with your Doctor (if required)
When leaving the hospital please make sure you have all your personal effects, medications, and follow up instructions.
What to Expect in the Days Following your Procedure
Please take care in the days following your procedure and use the below information as a guide to assist with your recovery. Contact your Doctor without delay if you are experiencing discomfort or have concerns about your surgery. If your Doctor is unavailable, phone our hospital on (08) 9791 2244 for further assistance or visit your nearest emergency department if you require urgent medical attention.