​Going Home

During your time in hospital, your healthcare team will discuss an estimated date for your discharge home. Before you are discharged you will be provided with any information you may need to continue your care at home.

At John Hunter Hospital we have a Transfer Unit where patients for discharge will be transferred to while they await for transport home or to another facility. This service operates Monday to Friday.

If you need to be transferred to another hospital or a nursing home to continue your care, plans for this will be made in full consultation with you, your family and carer.

Transport home by ambulance is only offered if medically required. Otherwise, you will need to make your own arrangements for your return home. A bus stop and taxi rank are located at the front entrance of the main building near the front entrance. If you have difficulties arranging transport, please discuss this with your healthcare team.​​