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Going Home after a Serious Injury

This is a general discharge booklet for patients who have been admitted to hospital following a serious injury.

This booklet covers the following sections:

  • Checklist for going home
  • Your injury
  • Leaving hospital and arriving home
  • Looking after yourself/helping your injury to heal
  • When and how to seek help
  • Looking forward
  • Alphabetical list of useful contacts

Obviously, there are many different types of injury. People deal with their injuries in different ways and the impact of your injuries may depend on your individual circumstances. For more specific information, you may wish to talk to some of the people or organisations listed in this booklet.