Patient discharge times vary somewhat. Your doctor makes his rounds in the morning and confirms that you can be discharged. The nurse in charge will give you your medical prescription, documents if any, and the date and time of your medical appointment with your specialist for follow-up care.
If you have full insurance coverage you can leave immediately. If you are self-responsible, meaning you are responsible for the payment of your medical bills, the official discharge time is 11:00am. The nurse will give you a discharge note to take to the Admissions/ Discharge office, where the necessary financial settlement and arrangements for your discharge are made. The Administrative Clerk will give you a "Discharge Pass", which you will then take to the nursing station.
At this stage you are allowed to leave the hospital accompanied by family, or a nurse will take you to the exit door. It is highly recommended that you have someone drive you home and stay with you the first hours after discharge and if needed, spend the night with you