Leaving the Hospital

Continuing care

Your doctor will inform you when he or she believes that you no longer need to stay in the hospital for active treatment. Your doctor will also let you know the approximate day of your discharge or of your transfer to another institution.


  • On the day of your discharge, you will be asked to check out of your room by 11 a.m. If you are unable to leave the hospital by this time, you can wait in the patients’ sitting room located on your floor. 
  • If there are outstanding charges, you should pay them before you leave at the Patients’ Cashier’s Office, room B S1.3885.1. You may pay by debit or credit card, in person or by telephone if you pay with a credit card (local 34627). 
  • If you feel you’ll require support and care after you go home, please speak to your doctor, nurse or social worker, as they can help you make the necessary outpatient arrangements. 
  • Please be sure to take all your possessions when you leave. If your nurse has placed your valuables in the Patients’ Cashier’s Office, you should claim them before leaving (room B S1.3885.1). 
  • If medications have been stored for you by the hospital, you may take them home but you should check with your doctor or nurse to determine whether your prescription remains the same. 

Follow-up appointments

Your doctor may request that you return to a clinic for a follow-up appointment. Before you leave the hospital make sure you have all the necessary information about where to go for this appointment or who to contact in order to make the appointment.