The average hospital stay after surgery is about three to five days. Once you can perform certain tasks such as getting out of bed unassisted, using the toilet, showering yourself and climbing stairs, you are ready to be discharged.
Whether you will be discharged straight home or first to a rehabilitation centre is a decision which will be made after a discussion between you, your family, the hospital discharge planner and Professor Munjed Al Muderis. The decision will depend on a variety of factors such as the surgery you have had, your current condition and your home setup and situation.
If you go straight home you will need some assistance and help at home for several weeks. If this is not possible, you may need to spend some time at a rehabilitation centre first.