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Leaving hospital

Leaving hospital is being discharged and means “checking out” of hospital. The daily discharge time is usually 10am.

Patient pick up and drop off

Information about the options available whether leaving hospital or being transferred to another hospital.


Before you leave, you should obtain the following information from your doctor or the nurse in charge of your ward.

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Queensland Health is inviting patients to participate in an online survey about their experience with the care they received in Gold Coast Health’s hospitals, and asking parents/carers of young patients about their experience with their child’s hospital care. These are known as Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs), and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs).

A selection of patients will receive an invitation to take part in the survey two days after they or their child leaves the hospital. If you are selected, a link to the online survey will be sent in a text message (SMS) to the mobile phone number listed in your hospital record.

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Last updated 10 May 2021