Patients & visitors / Staying with us

Leaving hospital

After your treatment, you will be taken to the recovery area and when you’re feeling a bit better, back to your room.

The nurses will monitor you and will let you know when you can eat and drink and get out of bed again. Your nursing team will talk to you about your general care and answer any questions you may have.

You might be seen by some of our specialist practitioners, such as a wound care nurse or someone from our dietetics or therapy teams. Your consultant or nurse will be able to explain any ongoing care and any necessary follow-up appointments.

We also offer a wide range of support services including occupational therapy, massage and specialist counselling. If you would like to know more, please mention it to your consultant or nurse.

If you have any questions about your aftercare, please discuss them with your nurse before leaving the hospital. Any medication will be prepared for you by our pharmacy team who will explain how and when to take it.

A member of the nursing team will call you at home within 48 hours of discharge to check on your progress.

Leaving the hospital

You should arrange for someone to take you home, and if travelling by taxi, a friend or relative should accompany you.

If you have any concerns about your health once you are at home, please contact the ward or your consultant. If the situation is urgent you should go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department.

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Please note - regrettably we are unable to answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice via email or telephone