When can I go home?
A nurse or doctor will advise when you can go home. The doctor may refer you to another medical team for further assessment. If we ask you to stay, we will care for you in the Emergency Department until an inpatient bed is available.
If you are discharged, the doctor or nurse will give you instructions on how to care for yourself at home. Make sure you understand your diagnosis and the discharge instructions, don’t hesitate to ask for more information. Our staff can provide written instructions if you need them.
You must arrange your own transportation home. If you are an elderly patient, we can call a service to help you get home. An ambulance service is also available for a fee. Please see your nurse for more information.
We may ask you to complete a short, confidential survey about your experience in the Emergency Department. The information helps us understand how well we are doing and what we can do better to continue to provide excellent care.