Discharge / Going Home

CMH offers the Provincial “Home at Last“ Support Program

If you are 55 years and older, CMH may refer you to the 'Home at Last' service to help you settle at home once you are discharged from hospital. Click here to learn more about this program.

Discharge Time

The standard discharge time for CMH inpatients is 10:00 a.m.

A standard discharge time ensures patients do not have to remain in hospital longer than necessary. A standard discharge time also helps us plan for patients who need to be admitted into hospital. If you have questions about CMH's standard discharge time, please talk to your nurse.

Day Surgery

For your safety, you must arrange for a responsible adult to pick you up from Surgical Day Care and accompany you home. They should stay with you overnight or at least be available to call, in case there is a need or an Emergency. If you do not have someone who is able to do this for you, your surgery may be rescheduled to a later date so that you can make these arrangements. Please leave this person's contact information for staff to call when you are ready to go home.

Post-surgery instructions will be sent home with you. We will call you the day after your surgery to see how you are doing and to check if you have any questions about your post-surgery instructions. If you do not want us to call you after your surgery, please inform your nurse before you leave the hospital on the day of your surgery.

Overnight Stays

You will be informed about your approximate length of stay on admission or in your preop visit. You should have a family member prepared to pick you up no later than 10:00 a.m. on your day of discharge.

Your nurse will provide discharge instructions and information regarding your next Doctor's appointment.