Leaving hospital and coming home can be a time of mixed feelings. Although you will probably be looking forward to getting home, you may also have some worries about how you will cope.
You will not be sent home from hospital until you are medically fit to go, but you may still need some care when you get there.
While you are in hospital a nurse will speak to you about preparing to leave hospital and your situation at home. Depending on your needs and what support you have, the nurse may then ask a member of Adult Services staff to carry out an assessment, with your consent, of your care needs and see if you are eligible for help from Adult Services.
Our web pages can also help you find transport advice for getting home.
What if I find it difficult to cope when I get home?
Additional information and support options
PALS is based in all main hospitals and provides confidential advice and support to anyone who has concerns about the services provided by their PCT or who needs advice about the NHS. PALS can also help you with questions about services provided by GPs, dentists, pharmacists and opticians. To find your local service, search the PALS online directory for an appropriate office where staff will be pleased to help you.
Local PALS details for:
Automated telephone monitoring service - an Adult Services pilot to monitor the health and wellbeing of patients being discharged from an acute hospital setting