Your child’s recovery and return to health can be enhanced by plans you make for their future care while they are still in hospital.

During your child's hospital stay, have a chat with your child’s health care team. They’ll discuss your child’s progress with you and give an idea of when your child is likely to be discharged (able to leave) from hospital.

The health care team will also help you understand what kind of things you will need to do to support your child's recovery after they leave hospital.

Please plan to make arrangements for your transport home the night before discharge.

Things to organise before discharge

On the day of discharge

After your child is discharged

Discharge time

If your child’s condition is stable and their treatment is complete their discharge will be planned for 10am. 

Related links

Hospital in the Home (HiTH)

Post-Acute Care Services (PACS)

Equipment and consumables 

School in hospital

Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) (external site)