What to expect when you leave hospital

Why do I need to leave hospital?

While a hospital is a good place to be when you are very unwell, your health and social care team have agreed that you no longer need hospital care.

Staying in hospital longer than you need to increases the risk of you picking up an infection, losing some of your mobility and possibly losing confidence in your ability to live independently.

The health and social care team will help you so your recovery can happen in the right place.

What happens before I leave hospital? SHOW

When will I leave hospital? SHOW

What happens when I leave hospital? SHOW

How much will these services cost and how long will they last? SHOW

What if I need longer term care and support? SHOW

Who will pay for my care after the free service ends? SHOW

What happens if I don’t want the care offered? SHOW

Who can I contact if I have any queries?

If you’ve been referred to a particular service, the team will give you contact details. If not, here are some helpful numbers:

Within 48 hours of discharge

Contact the Discharge Hub Team

  • Monday–Friday 8.30am–5pm
  • Weekends and Bank Holidays 8.30am-4.30pm

Telephone: 023 8103 1865

After 48 hours of discharge

Adult Social Care Connect (24/7)

Telephone: 023 8083 3003