The staff looking after you will help you plan for when you are
ready to leave
the hospital (your 'discharge').
They might ask you about your home - e.g. how many stairs you
have to climb and whether you have relatives or friends who will be
able to support you during your recovery.
They will also ask you about any help or support which you
currently receive from social services, community health
professionals (e.g. district nurses) and carers, and they will
arrange any referrals for you.
The Great Western Hospital (GWH) has Discharge Lounges, where
you can stay in a pleasant atmosphere between leaving the ward and
leaving the hospital.
A nurse and a nursing auxiliary are on hand to provide
support and help with any difficulties you might have.
They can also help explain medications to you, a family member
or your carer as required.
They can provide refreshments and packed lunches for patients in
the Lounge over lunchtime.
If you need a certificate to claim sickness benefit, please let
your Nurse or Ward Administrator know before leaving the ward if
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