Patient Discharge

When a patient discharges from Canberra Private Hospital, every care and attention is taken by our staff to ensure this transition from hospital to home care is smooth and seamless.

Inpatient (overnight stay) Discharge

Transport arrangements should be made on the day before discharge. If ongoing home care is required, our staff will make a referral to the appropriate community service. There may be some out of pocket expenses incurred during your stay and these are required to be settled on discharge. Please note, discharge time is 10am.

Day-stay Patient Discharge

If you are a day-stay patient, you will rest in the recovery area until your doctor or nurse sees you and approves your discharge. You must have someone to escort you home.

Discharge at Own Risk

You may discharge yourself from hospital at any time. This may be a serious step when taken against the advice of your doctor and requires careful consideration. You are encouraged to discuss the implications of this with your doctor and nursing staff. If you decide to discharge yourself against your doctor’s advice, you will be required to sign a form disclaiming the hospital’s responsibility for your action.

Please note that out-of-pocket expenses will be independently invoiced by the appropriate healthcare provider not by Canberra Private Hospital.