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Leaving the hospital


Your attending physician will decide when you may be discharged. We strive to have all patients discharged by 11 a.m., but you may be discharged later, depending on your doctor's orders and any paperwork or procedures requiring completion.

Before discharge, your nurse will review and provide you with a copy of any post-hospital care instructions.

You can help make the discharge process run smoothly. The day before discharge, please arrange a ride home for the following day. If you don't have a ride, tell your nurse and we will help arrange transportation.

Care coordination

New Britain General campus: (860) 224-5107
Bradley Memorial campus: (860) 276-5007

Care coordinators can help arrange care after your discharge from the hospital. This may include a rehabilitation or extended-care facility, home care or other services. Learn more about Care Coordination.