On discharge from hospital
- Your doctor will write a prescription and discharge letter to your GP informing him/her of the details of the medication you are being discharged with
- You will be given at least one week’s supply of medication according to your prescription. Please say if you have any medication at home. In some cases
In some cases you will be given a sufficient quantity to complete a course of treatment e.g. antibiotics and painkillers.
It may take some time to prepare your medication in pharmacy so please be patient. There will be no prescription charges.
When your medication is sent to the ward, the nurse, pharmacist or pharmacy technician will explain what each is for, how to take it and for how long, and the side effects to watch out for. If there is anything you do not understand then please ask.
There will be a ‘Patient Information Leaflet’ inside each box of medicine. This will give you more information about the medicine and its side effects. Please read this leaflet carefully.
When you will go home you must contact your GP to obtain further supplies of regular medication before you run out.
Please note that if you take illegal drugs whilst on hospital premises you may be reported to the police