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After you have been discharged

After you have been discharged

After hospital treatment most people will be advised to return home. However, some people may be offered specialist rehabilitation, where equipment and support is provided to improve their quality of life and regain as much of their independence as possible.

If you are returning home, you should be offered community-based support to help improve your quality of life. The NICE guideline says that you should be provided with equipment without delay to help you at home.

Families and carers should be offered support and training so that they feel confident in supporting people with metastatic spinal cord compression at home.