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Contact Details

  Street address:
Level 11, KGV Building
Missenden Road
Postal address:
Post Office Box M30
Missenden Road NSW 2050

+61 2 9515-6111
Fax:+61 2 9515-6133

Going Home

The hospital’s check out time is 10am. Please note that all patients are responsible for their transport home.

A Discharge Lounge is available for patients to wait for pick up.

Planning your Discharge

Upon admission, your doctor should tell you your expected date of discharge. During your admission your doctor should inform you of any changes to this date.

  • Discharge involves you, your family or carers in determining your needs on return to your usual life following hospital.
  • On admission inform nursing staff if you have community nurses or community home support is in place.

Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) offers an extensive range of services that can address your discharge planning needs. Some of the services that can be arranged following your discharge include Community nursing, Meals on Wheels, Equipment loans, Rehabilitation services, Homecare, Specialty clinics, Outpatient appointments.

If you have any concerns about managing at home or work after the discharge from the hospital please raise these concerns with ward staff or your doctor.


Medications commenced or changed during your hospital stay that need to be continued will be given to you on your discharge. Medications are only prescribed for five (5) days after discharge; further prescriptions for these medications will need to be obtained from your GP.

Discuss the medications with your doctors or pharmacist so you understand why, when and how to take them.

Medical Certificates

Medical certificates can be obtained from the medical team involved in your care.

Discharge Letter and X-rays

A letter summarising your hospital admission will be given to you on discharge to give to your GP.

Please obtain private Xrays and scans from ward staff on discharge.

Outpatient Appointments

On discharge, an outpatient appointment for follow up care may be made for you. When you return to the hospital for the appointment please bring your appointment card, Medicare Card and/or Pension Entitlement Card with you.