Discharge Planning Eases Transition To Home for Indigenous PatientsJuly 26, 2017 Discharge plans support patients to transition from hospital to home. They include the steps to be taken and the services that need to be in place to ensure a safe transition home. A discharge plan must be in place before an admitted patient is released from Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. This process is different, and often more difficult, for patients returning to remote, northern communities. A new discharge planning group is working to help ease the transition to home for Indigenous patients and families. read more about 'Discharge Planning Eases Transition To Home for Indigenous Patients'