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.
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.
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).