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When it's time to leave

When your wellbeing improves and you’re ready to leave, we will work with you and your family and carers to help ensure you have all the support you need.

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On rare occasions we have a very high demand for beds. Sometimes this means that we may need to move you to another part of the ward, or another hospital.

Any decision to transfer you is made with the whole team responsible for your care. We will always let you, and your family and carers know at the earliest opportunity. If you have any concerns, please raise them with a member of your care team.


Our aim is to help you become well enough to leave hospital. Before you’re discharged we will hold a meeting to discuss what support you may need once you leave.

When you’re discharged you will be given an initial supply of your current medication (at least seven days worth) and we will tell your GP about the treatment you’ve been receiving.

We will also advise your local Community Mental Health Team about your discharge and make contact with you shortly after you leave hospital to see how you are coping.