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Going Home After Discharge

Our doctor will advise you when you will be discharged. A family member or friend must accompany you home, especially after surgery. 

Discharge Time

Please note that our discharge time is 11.30am (for Same Day Admission and Inpatient Admission). Early discharge allows for beds to be made available to those who need them urgently and let you continue your recovery in the comfort of your own home. 

Kindly note:

  • No meals will be served upon discharge at 11.30am
  • Additional charges will apply if you stay beyond 11.30am
  • A half-day room charge will be imposed for discharges after 11.30am
  • A full-day room charge will be imposed for discharges after 5.00pm

If you need a caregiver to bring you home, you may wait at the discharge lounge in the ward you had stayed, or the main Discharge Lounge in Ward 57, Block 5, Level 7.

Discharge Documents & Digital Medical Certificate

For faster discharge, you can access your discharge information easily on the Health Buddy app. Click here to find out the steps. If you prefer to have a printed copy, you may request for one to be mailed to you.

SKH will issue you with a digital medical certificate (DigiMC) which will be sent to you via SMS. Please inform your doctor if you require a paper MC. To avoid losing your digital MC, please do not delete the SMS. For more information and FAQs, please visit


On the day of discharge, you may opt to sign up for Medication Delivery Service (MDS) to have your medications delivered to your home. With this service, you can leave the hospital as soon as our doctors have certified you fit for discharge. View more information on MDS here.

Alternatively, you can collect your discharge medications with medication counselling from Inpatient Discharge Pharmacy located on Level 1 (next to Mr Bean). 

Inpatient Discharge Pharmacy Opening hours: 
9am - 8pm (Weekdays) 
9am - 7pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)

Do check with our staff if you need more information on your discharge.

Follow-Up Care and Appointment 

Before leaving SKH, you will be advised on any after-care for your recovery. Our staff may give you a follow-up appointment at our SKH Medical Centre or rehabilitation centre (if necessary).

You can easily change your outpatient appointment via the Health Buddy app or email us at Alternatively, call SKH Outpatient Appointment hotline at +65 6930 6000.