Planning for Admission & Discharge at Wayne Memorial Hospital
As you plan for your admission to Wayne Memorial Hospital, we hope to give you information that prepares you for your stay and puts your mind at ease about your procedure. With this in mind, we offer tips for admission and discharge at our Goldsboro, NC Hospital.
When You Arrive
To ensure the admission process goes smoothly, please bring the following:
- A complete list of all medications you are currently taking, both prescription and over-the-counter
- Any relevant insurance information, including Medicare and Medicaid cards, pre-certification and a copy of your health insurance policy if you have an individual plan
- A photo ID, such as driver’s license or passport
- A list of telephone numbers where immediate family members can be reached
We do provide pajamas, slippers, a bathrobe, socks and toiletries. However, you are welcome to bring your own personal items, such as books, photographs, sleepwear or anything that would make you more comfortable. Please know that the Hospital does not assume responsibility for valuables, including medications, so these should be sent home as soon as possible. If this is not immediately possible, valuables may be kept temporarily in the Hospital safe until someone can take them home for you.
Please note that the use of cell phones is not permitted anywhere near patient care units.
When You Leave
Once your physician has discharged you, the nurse and physician must make sure that you have clear direction on medications to take home, as well as any other instructions to continue your speedy recovery. You should be cleared to leave within two hours of the physician notifying the nurse that you are ready.
The patient care coordinators at Wayne Memorial Hospital are dedicated to seeing that your discharge is as timely and efficient as possible. They work closely with your healthcare team to ensure the most appropriate and safest discharge plan is in place to meet your continued care needs. Should your physician determine you would benefit from additional care when you are ready to leave, our patient care coordinators will assist you with services such as:
- Home Health Care
- Medical Equipment
- Nursing & Therapy Services
- Assisted Living
- Advance Directives
You will be given a list of agencies that provide the services your physician has ordered and when you have selected the agency, the patient care coordinator or social worker will forward all necessary information to continue your care.
If you are in need of assistance or would like more information about admission and discharge at Wayne Memorial Hospital, feel free to call 919.731.6103.
For more than 100 years, Wayne Memorial Hospital has served the Wayne County community with advanced medical services from a team of experienced physicians and staff in Goldsboro, NC. We are proud to also treat patients from Clinton, Greenville, Kinston, LaGrange, Mount Olive, Princeton, Rocky Mount, Smithfield and Wilson.