Return Home

Plan for your homecoming by arranging transport for the discharge day. If you live alone it would be worthwhile to have someone to be with you for a night or two.

Take time to look around your home to make sure it would be a safe environment after your discharge from hospital.

Position furniture to give clear walkways and roll up any rugs that might make you slip.

Put commonly used items within reach in your kitchen and bathroom to prevent the need to kneel or bend (particularly after knee or hip replacement surgery).

The Orthopaedic liaison nurse can arrange walking aids and other bathroom or toilet aids after your pre-admission appointment.

Your need for Home Nursing or other community services will be assessed and arranged prior to your discharge.