After-care and treatment

Discharge from a ward

When you are discharged from a ward, we generally send a letter with information about your treatment here to the doctor you were first in contact with, such as at a health centre. We do this to ensure that (s)he is able to follow up your state of health after your stay in the hospital. Discharge from your ward generally takes place during the morning.

Any other questions?

If you have any questions after your treatment in hospital is over, you are very welcome to contact us. Call the ward or clinic where you were a patient and the staff there will help you.

Your journal

When you are given care, all treatment is documented in your patient journal. You have the right to access this information by requesting a copy of what is in the journal. In exceptional cases it may not be appropriate to provide such information.

Travelling while sick

If you have paid for your travel to and from the hospital, you have the right to some compensation for those costs. You will have to pay part of the cost, depending on the mode of transport. This is called a personal cost. If you need to travel by taxi or special vehicle due to your state of health, a certificate from your care provider (the hospital) will be required.

When you travel home from the hospital, the staff can assist you in ordering suitable transport. You can also book transport yourself, but bear in mind that there are certain rules you must follow. For example, the transport must be booked at least one day in advance.