Hospital In The Home (HITH)
The Hospital in the Home (HITH) program provides short-term care in the patients’ home for health conditions that traditionally needed admission to hospital for treatment. The services help reduce unnecessary hospitalisation and ease the pressure on hospital emergency departments.
How is the program run?
- Patients are assessed for suitability. This ensures patient safety and the ability to provide quality treatment.
- Medical backup is available 24-hrs a day.
- The service operates seven days a week.
- The programs involve daily home visits by nurses and allied health staff with medical management by either hospital-based specialists or occasionally a General Practitioner.
The quality, safety and patient satisfaction with well-managed Hospital in the Home services are well documented and often rates much higher than similar care delivered within most hospitals.