Our focus on our patients doesn’t end after you and your child go home.Once your child’s treatment is completed in the hospital, he will be discharged.
Be sure to confirm the discharge day with the doctor before sharing the news with your child. This will help avoid disappointment if the discharge day has to be delayed.
Before discharge occurs, your child’s doctor will talk to you about follow-up care and future doctor’s appointments. The nurse will also give you home care instructions.
Some things you may want to discuss with the doctor include:
- What is my child’s current medicine list?
- Do I need any information for newly prescribed medicines?
- When can my child return to school or childcare?
- Can my child take part in sports or physical activities?
Be sure to arrange transportation home for you and your child. Also, remember to bring clothes for your child to wear home, as well as a suitcase or shopping bag for other items. Each unit manages discharge differently, so please ask your child’s nurse how to check out of the hospital.