Your nursing unit will give you a brochure on how to prepare for your discharge. Use this brochure during your stay so you can leave the hospital in the best conditions.

Consultation with your doctor

Your discharge from hospital is determined in consultation with your doctor. If you no longer require special care, your discharge will be scheduled in the morning, around 10 am. 

If you want to leave the hospital against your doctor’s advice, we ask you to sign a declaration. This document relieves the doctors from any responsibility for the consequences of your decision.

Letter of discharge

After your hospital admission, you will be given a discharge letter for your GP. Within the UZ Brussel, healthcare providers sometimes use abbreviations in patient records to communicate with each other in short and clear messages. You may also see these abbreviations in your letter of discharge. To know what an abbreviation means, look it up in the list of abbreviations

Certificates and prescriptions

If you need certificates for your hospitalisation insurance, employer, mutual health insurance fund... please have your attending physician fill out these documents in good time. Do not wait until the day of your discharge.

Arranging transport

If necessary, the social care nurse can arrange patient transport in advance or you can call a taxi free of charge in the Hospitalisations entrance area (zone A, route 150) when you leave. 

Please note: after a procedure under anaesthesia, you should refrain from driving a car for 24 hours.

Did you take everything with you? 

When leaving your room, check that you haven't forgotten anything (mobile phone charger, toiletries) and that your safe is empty.