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Discharge

Going home from the hospital

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Planning for your discharge starts well before you actually leave. We will work to have you discharged as early in the day as possible. Some patients need further health care such as home care nursing, care at another hospital, or rehabilitation services; your health care team will work with you to help plan your discharge and any additional care that is required.

Your doctor may write a prescription for medication and a nurse will give you instructions about any other medications you are to take at home.
Billing information

If you had a private room or used special supplies or procedures during your stay, please pay your account before you leave the hospital.

In addition to being covered by the B.C. Medical Services Plan, some patients have extended health insurance plans, which may cover the cost of supplies such as crutches, canes, splints and some casts. Please ask a member of your health care team if you have any questions. More information on billing and fees.

Your health record

Everyone treated at one of our facilities has a health record. These records contain documents such as reports from care providers, test results, treatments, and pharmacy information. Some insurance claims require a copy of your health records. Find out how to request your health record.

Recovering at home for seniors

We support a philosophy that home, with appropriate supports, is the best place to recover from illness and injury, manage chronic conditions and live out final days.  Learn how you and your family participate in planning your return home as soon as possible after a hospital stay.  Visit our Home is Best page and learn the supports available.


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