If you have basic healthcare needs, you may have this provided by your local health centre, like a nurse changing any dressings you may have.
They can also arrange equipment like bedpans or a commode, if you need them.
Some health services are provided from hospital, like home visits from a physiotherapist or speech therapist. Most, however, are provided by the community or local health services.
The Scottish Government have a leaflet called Ready for Discharge? What happens next? (PDF, 271 KB).
The information was last updated on: 26th June 2015