Information for the public
What happens when my treatment or care comes to an end?
Before treatment ends or your care is transferred to another service, this should be discussed and planned with you and your family or carer (if you agree) and should not happen abruptly. With health and social care professionals, you should agree steps to help you cope with any crises and you should be advised how to contact professionals if needed. If your care is being transferred to another service, you should be offered support during the transfer.
You should be told the date you will be leaving hospital at least 2 days before you go. Before you leave, health and social care professionals will want to check that where you live is safe and comfortable.
You should be given clear information about the support available after you have left mental health services or hospital, and you should be given a number to call any time of the day or night if you have problems.