Leaving WGH

Our hospital staff and health care providers in the community work together to make sure that patients have the information and support they need when they return home.

When you check in or within your first day in hospital, one of our staff will talk to you about what you might need when you go back home. Your doctor will decide when it is safe for you to leave the hospital. Before you leave, hospital staff will give you:

  • information about any services that have been arranged or that you can request to help you recover at home
  • a sheet telling you what medications (pills) you need to take and how often to take them
  • instructions about any appointments that have been made for you or that you need to make with your doctor or another health care provider; for example, you may need to have tests or physiotherapy
  • tell you what to expect and how long it will take before you are fully recovered

If you are a non-Canadian resident, please visit our Admitting & Discharge desk before you leave to make arrangements for paying for your treatment.

Please Tell Us About Your Care

Before you go home, we want you to tell us about your time in hospital. Ask your nurse or First Nations Health Liaison for our patient survey and they will bring an easy-to-use tablet computer to your room. There are 10 short questions that will only take you a few minutes to answer. No one at the hospital will know your answers. All responses are confidential, anonymous and securely handled by an independent third-party. Your feedback gives us timely and important information, so we can continuously improve our care.  You can also share your concerns and feedback with our Quality Improvement team at 867-393-8731.

Last Updated:Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:19