Discharge / Transportation

When you are admitted, please check the discharge time on your nursing unit. Make sure you have arranged a ride to be available to take you home as soon as you are released. If you are unable to find someone to drive you home, ask your nurse for information about alternate transportation. If you have any concerns about your discharge, please discuss them with your doctor or the nurse on the unit. Questions regarding your medication should be directed to your physician. There is a wide selection of information for patients to take home with them. Ask your nurse if there is information available about your surgical procedure or condition.

Transfer for treatment/surgery to other hospitals:

In some situations, your doctor will have the nurse arrange that you be transferred by ambulance to another hospital if you require treatment and/or surgery which cannot be provided at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.

When being sent to an out-of-town hospital, you need the following:

  • Health Card (Ministry of Health)
  • Money and /or credit card
  • Travel clothing for trip home (coat, shoes, slacks, etc.)
  • Personal grooming items (toothbrush, comb, housecoat, slippers, etc.)

After your treatment/surgery is completed you may no longer require hospitalization and will be discharged from the out-of-town hospital by your Doctor. It is your responsibility to make travel arrangements home (car, bus, train, commercial air).

North Bay

50 College Drive,
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, ON
P1B 5A4
Tel: 705-474-8600

Sudbury

680 Kirkwood Drive,
Sudbury, ON
P3E 1X3
Tel: 705-675-9193
Fax: 705-675-6817

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