Leaving the Hospital at Timboon and District Healthcare Service after admission

Leaving the Hospital at Timboon and District Healthcare Service after admission

When you are assessed by your medical team and ready to be discharged from our healthcare service, the discharge process will be explained to you, including follow up services involved, but the below information may answer some initial questions you would have.


Being discharged home

If you are discharged home, or to a nursing home, upon leaving our healthcare service the staff may need to organise medications, transport, support services or referrals for you.

Unless otherwise arranged by our nursing staff, it is expected that consumers arrange:

  • Transport home (if transport is required, please let the nursing staff know)
  • Collect all their belongings and personal property
  • Have collected any medications that have been prescribed


If you are prescribed medication, we give you a prescription to be filled at a pharmacy.

If it is necessary for you to continue your medication, you will need to contact your General Practitioner for a repeat prescription.

Support services / referrals

If your treating medical team feel that you need extra help or rehabilitation after your discharge the ward, nursing staff will arrange this. Referrals can include:

  • social workers
  • district nurses
  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy
  • dietitians
  • dementia care nurse
  • community care

 Your medical and nursing team will tell you about the care you may need before you are discharged home.

Certificates and claim forms

Please speak to a member of our nursing staff about this; they will be able to help arrange relevant certificates and the signing of claim forms.

Transport home

We will ask you to arrange transport home, but if no transport is available to you, we may be able to assist you to arrange transport depending on availability of a Community Transport volunteer.  If you require any support, please speak to our nursing team.