Going home:After Oncology, Rehabilitation or Palliative Care.

When you no longer need to receive inpatient care, you will be discharged from Canossa Private Hospital and you can go home.

Your healthcare team at Canossa Private Hospital will talk to you about your discharge plan. Please rest assured that our team is there to help and support you with advice and information to make your transition back home as smooth as possible.

The Rehabilitation Team meets weekly to monitor and review your progress. Discharge will be organised when the rehabilitation goals have been met. At all times our focus for care decisions and discharge planning is centred on you and your individual situation. Decisions are a collaborative effort with your specific needs our top priority.

A meeting may be held between the you, your family members (where relevant) and the Rehabilitation Team to discuss future arrangements.

A home visit may be conducted to enable safe access and independence in your home. This may include advising you on minor modifications to your home and the purchase of specialised equipment.

A referral to community services will be made when required e.g., for ongoing therapy, domestic services, community nursing services, meals assistance etc.

As our patients complete their cancer treatment, they may feel uncertain about the future. Our oncology team is here to support you.

Your last few appointments will be structured to allow time to review your treatment and discuss what comes next. The team will talk to you about your future health, provide advice on how to manage side effects and discuss referrals to support services.

For palliative care patients who wish to return home when symptoms have been controlled, discharge planning is organised by staff in collaboration with patients, family and community services.