Just over half of survivors of subarachnoid haemorrhage go directly home from the specialist unit where they were treated. Almost a third will go to their local district general hospital for a few days to start their convalescence while the remainder, who need more specialist help and support at this stage, will spend time in a rehabilitation unit where they can receive services such as physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy on an inpatient basis (Jarvis and Talbot 2004). Leaving neurocare can feel like a big step, so to understand the issues involved it is worth looking at how people felt about their time on the neurosurgical ward and what they were leaving behind when they were discharged.