800 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062 781-769-4000
Discharge Planning begins upon admission to Norwood Hospital. A physician will determine when you are well enough to go home and coordinate your discharge with you and your health care team. Most discharges happen by 12 pm.
Please arrange for your transportation home when your discharge is scheduled, and ensure that you will have the care and support you may need.
On the day of your discharge, a nurse will review home care instructions, diet, activity level, therapy plans and medications you may need to manage your medical condition.
Before you leave the hospital:
Please gather all your personal belongings and double check closets and drawers before you leave. If you have anything stored in the hospital safe, let your nurse know so that the items may be retrieved.
If you need follow-up care at home, your doctor or case manager may refer you to Steward® Home Care, a program affiliated with Norwood Hospital. Steward Home Care offers comprehensive, compassionate home health care and can make arrangements for needed medical supplies and equipment. (For more information about Steward Home Care, please call 781-551-5600.)
Your case manager can also provide information on other home care services within your community, if needed.
About two weeks after discharge, some of our patients are randomly selected to receive a survey about their care at Norwood Hospital. If you receive a survey, please complete and return it. Your feedback is important to us and we appreciate your time.