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​Approach your care team to plan early and discuss post-discharge matters. ​

​Thank you for giving us the opportunity to manage your care. You have made significant progress of your recovery and it is time to continue the heal​ing journey at home.

More information on Planning Early for Discharge (875 KB, PDF)​

Continuing Your Recovery at Home

The appropriate post-discharge care services can enable patients to meet their needs in the community.

These services include Centre-based, Home-based, Institution-based care or other support services.

Visit the AIC website page for more details

While Awaiting Longer Term Plans

You and your family can plan for an interim care arrangement at home.

If eligible, you may also be​ discharged to interim care facilities while waiting for your final placement.


Patients who are identified as Medically Fit for Discharge from Hospital and refuse discharge either to an interim placement or final placement may be deemed as a Social Overstayer.

In line with the Ministry of Health’s Social Overstayer Policy, any extended hospital stay will result in:

  • Withdrawal of government subsidies
  • Inability to utilise MediShield Life, Integrated Shield Plans, Medifund assistance, Private Medical Insurance, Civil Service Benefits, non-immediate family members’ MediSave and the Public Assistance Scheme for public hospital bills

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