A General Practitioner (GP) is your family doctor and is your main point of contact when you have been discharged at home. If you do not have a GP please ask your care team to assist you in finding one before you are discharged home. Your care team can provide you with a list of GPs close to your home and you can register as a new patient by telephone and make an appointment.
Your GP will receive information about your hospital stay which will assist them to provide you with care, prescriptions for medication and links to other health services to help your recovery process. Having a GP may also save you unnecessary visits to the hospital emergency room.