When it's time to leave the hospital.

Clear communication and continuity of care is a vital part of your care plan.

It's completely natural to have concerns and worries about your child’s transition from the hospital. We want you and your family to know that we are here to support you every step of the way, even after you leave.

Your care team will work with you, your family, and your child to ensure there’s a holistic approach to your care plan—addressing the physical, psychological, social, and educational needs of everyone involved.

We want your whole family to feel understood and supported before leaving. And remember– you are not alone in this journey; we are always just a phone call away.

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Elements of your care plan.

Your plan will help you understand things like how to administer medicine, care for wounds, manage ongoing treatments, and more. It will also list all the services that may be needed to support you and your child once you all leave the hospital. For example, will a physical therapist make visits? Will your child need to go to a wound care facility once a week—and will you need transportation? Do you know where to go to return medical equipment?

Oher health care professionals involved in your child’s care, such as your pediatrician, orthopedist or pharmacist, will likely need copies of the plan.

Important contact information.

You may need or just want to reach out to us with questions or concerns after discharge. That's why we’ll go over all the contact information in your plan before you leave.

The Child and Family Life team can also assist with questions. So can your child’s doctor’s office.

We Created a Checklist to Help Guide Your Checkout.

We designed this to help you feel you’ve covered off on all the care details in your discharge discussions.

There Are Resources Available to Help.

Learn about resources and services outside the hospital that can help with support and education.