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Hospital in The Home

Hospital in the Home (HITH) provides acute care to patients at home, in our clinics, or other settings as a substitute for in-hospital care.

 

Hospital in the Home and NSW Ambulance teams
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Our highly skilled staff care for patients use a range of technologies and treatments. We also collaborate with Sydney Local Health District's Emergency Hospital in The Home service – EHITH. 

Hospital in the Home (HITH) care 

There are a number of conditions that can be effectively and safely managed by HITH at home. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Cellulitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Mastitis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Diabetic foot infections
  • Heart Failure
  • Infections in immunosuppressed patients
  • Bacteraemia
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Endocarditis

Some of these conditions are managed by Hospital in the Home in liaison with other hospital specialist teams.

What are the benefits?

The care received through the Hospital in the Home service is comparable with care you would receive in hospital. The service can reduce your length of stay in hospital and often can avoid a hospital admission altogether. Some of the benefits include:

  • The ability to stay in the comfort of your own home
  • Not having to adjust to the Hospital’s routine – maintain your regular routine, choose your visiting hours and sleep in your own bed
  • Reduced risk of hospital related complications – for example falls and infections

How does it work?

Your GP or treating doctor will recommend the Hospital in the Home (HITH) service for your treatment. If you agree, they will then phone the HITH doctor to make a referral and an appointment will be made for you at the appropriate Hospital in the Home clinic for your initial assessment.

On your first visit you will need to bring your Medicare Card and discharge or referral letter. You will be assessed by the HITH Doctor and nurse who will discuss your treatment options with you. If consenting, you will be seen by the Hospital in the Home team for treatment.

Medications required for complex treatment will be supplied by the hospital pharmacy.

Our Locations

Clinics Contact

Balmain, Hospital in the Home Clinic

Ground floor, General Practice Casualty

Balmain Hospital

Booth Street, Balmain

8:30am–10pm, Monday to Sunday

Phone: 02 9395 2317

Canterbury, Hospital in the Home Clinic

Ground floor, Outpatient Department

Canterbury Hospital

Thorncraft Parade, Campsie

8am–4pm, Monday to Friday

Phone: 02 9153 2426

Concord, Hospital in the Home Clinic

Ground floor, Medical Centre

Concord Hospital

Hospital Road, Concord

8am–4pm, Monday to Friday

Phone: 02 9767 8400

RPA, Hospital in the Home Clinic

Ground floor, Charles Perkins Centre

RPA Hospital

Johns Hopkins Drive, Camperdown

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