The discharge centre at Footscray Hospital is located on 2 South. It helps to facilitate the discharge process and improve patient flow throughout the hospital.
On your day of discharge, you may be transferred to the discharge area, where your ongoing needs for a safe transfer can be organized and coordinated.
The discharge areas is staffed by two dedicated registered nurses. It is open Monday to Friday, 7.30 – 6.00pm. It is not open on public holidays.
The discharge area can be used for a number of activities on your day of discharge. You may be transferred to 2 South if you are:
Waiting for medicine to take with you after you leave hospital
Waiting for a friend or relative to pick you up
Waiting for ambulance transport to take you to another hospital or facility
Having a scan or x-ray before you go home
Seeing a physiotherapist or other allied health staff member before leaving hospital
Waiting for Hospital in the Home to see you before going home
Having one last dose of medicine before you leave hospital.
The ward will:
Let your family know where you will be going when you leave hospital (for example home, rehabilitation, another hospital).
Organise for you to come to the discharge area on your day of discharge
Book transport if needed
The discharge area at Sunshine Hospital it located at 1E.
Discharge area - Footscray HospitalPhone: 8345 7327Fax: 8345 6964
Discharge area - Sunshine HospitalPhone: 8395 9141