Will it feel strange going home?

If you have spent a long time in hospital, say several weeks or longer, then it starts to feel a lot like home. We try to make it as much like home as possible, so your time in hospital is as pleasant as it can be.

But that can mean that going back home once you are well enough is a bit like leaving the place you felt at home in, to go back to a place you haven't seen in a fairly long time.

This is natural. Your family and friends will help you to get used to home again, and it won't be long before your time in hospital seems like a long time ago. You will probably have to come back for a check-up or for more treatment as an outpatient, so going home isn't the last you will see of the hospital. But your home is where you belong once you are well - and it will feel like that very quickly after you get back.

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