The Cairns Clinic
Part of Ramsay Health Care

When you leave

Discharge

You will be preparing for discharge from the very beginning of your admission. Your treating team will meet with you to create a discharge plan for you. This plan will have input from yourself and your carer, if you wish.

We can order your medication for you to take home. However, you will need to give us at least 24 hours notice Mon-Fri of your discharge. The cost of your discharge medication will be added to your account.

Alternatively, we can arrange to have prescriptions written for you by your treating doctor to take to the pharmacy of your choice.

On discharge, your treating doctor will ask you to contact their Consulting Suites to make a follow up appointment with them. Also, 7 days post discharge, a member of the clinical team will you call you as a courtesy follow up. Please let the clinical staff know, upon discharge, if you do not wish the clinical staff to contact you.

On the day of discharge please ensure that you vacate your room by 10:00 am. You are most welcome to stay within the Clinic to attend group and/or lunch. Your belongings can be safely stored on your Unit.

Please see Reception before discharge in case you have any outstanding accounts.

Prior to your discharge from the Clinic your doctor may recommend that you return as a day client to attend one of the day program groups. He/she will make a referral to the psychologist responsible for the day programs and that psychologist will then meet with you prior to your discharge from the Clinic.

Discharge Against Medical Advice

If you decide to discharge from the Clinic against your treating doctor’s advice you will be required to complete and sign a Discharge against Medical Advice Form.

Discharging against Medical Advice may also impact upon future admissions to the Clinic.

Visiting After Discharge

Following discharge from the facility, patients are actively discouraged from visiting patients who remain in the facility.

Any visitor who behaves in an unacceptable way will be asked to leave.