Patient Discharge

When a patient discharges from Shellharbour Private Hospital, every care and attention is taken by our staff to ensure this transition from hospital to home care is smooth and seamless.

Inpatient (overnight stay) Discharge

Transport arrangements should be made on the day before discharge. If ongoing home care is required, our staff will make a referral to the appropriate community service. There may be some out of pocket expenses incurred during your stay and these are required to be settled on discharge. Please note, discharge time is 10am.

Day-stay Patient Discharge

If you are a day-stay patient, you will rest in the recovery area until your doctor or nurse sees you and approves your discharge. You must have someone to escort you home.

Discharge at Own Risk

You may discharge yourself from hospital at any time. This may be a serious step when taken against the advice of your doctor and requires careful consideration. You are encouraged to discuss the implications of this with your doctor and nursing staff. If you decide to discharge yourself against your doctor’s advice, you will be required to sign a form disclaiming the hospital’s responsibility for your action.


On 13 April 2017, Healthe Care Australia (“Healthe Care”), Australia’s third largest corporate private hospital operator and pan-Asian health care services group acquired Evolution Healthcare’s three Illawarra hospitals: Shellharbour Private Hospital, South Coast Private Hospital and Wollongong Day Surgery.

Healthe Care currently has:

  • 35 private hospitals (34 in Australia and one in New Zealand)
  • Approaching 7,000 staff
  • Near 2,500 hospital beds

While this website is updated to reflect Healthe Care guidelines, please access information regarding the hospital and its services as usual. For further information about Healthe Care and its 35-strong hospital network, please visit