1. Ensure that discharge papers are duly signed by discharging doctor.
  2. Inform patient about discharge.
  3. Ensure that patient’s hospital bill is assessed and settled.
  4. Educate patient and relative(s) on need for continuing treatment and follow up care.
  5. Record all receipt numbers in admission and discharge book and hands over receipt to patient or relative.
  6. Collect medication for patient from hospital’s pharmacy where applicable.
  7. Explain how medication should be taken and stored at home.
  8. Help patient to pack his/her belongings.
  9. Hand over any valuables in the nurse’s custody to the patient or relative(s) and record, witnessed and signed.
  10. Remind patient and relative(s) of the review date and stress on its importance.
  11. Thank patient and bid them good-bye.
  12. Document in the admission and discharge book, daily ward state and nurses’ notes.
  13. Ensure linen are removed, bed and lockers decontaminated.