Going Home – After Surgery

You must arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home from the hospital. When you are ready for discharge, a staff member will call this person. You will not be permitted to walk home or take public transit.

You should have someone at home with you overnight to provide care to you as needed. If you have small children, arrange for someone to help you for a few days if needed.

Bring loose fitting clothing, such as a sweat suit and comfortable shoes to wear home. Anything that fits tightly may cause discomfort 011 your incision. They may be too tight to fit over casts or dressings.

We trust that this pamphlet has helped you. A box for comments is available in the Same Day Surgery Unit. We would like to hear your comments and / or suggestions about this booklet and your hospital stay.

Please use the next page to write down any questions you would like answered.