Hospital in the Home

Hospital in the Home (HITH) service provides patients with the ability to receive acute inpatient care in the comfort of their own home, away from a hospital setting.

Eligible patients can have their care provided at home, following clinical assessment by the SCGH medical teams.

The service consists of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals who will support a patient's treatment requirements.

HITH patients will be visited at home by the team each day and may be seen by nurses up to twice daily if required. Patients will receive treatment and monitoring of their condition until they are discharged.

The service benefits eligible patients by:

  • Providing acute inpatient level care in a patient's home
  • Allowing patients to remain close to their family and / or carers, and receive treatment in a familiar home environment
  • Reducing risk of hospital acquired complications

The HITH service is accessible seven days a week, from 7am to 9.30pm with overnight telephone support.

HITH patients can call 1300 884 421 to speak to a nurse for advice on the management of their condition (support available 24 hours per day).

Last Updated: 26/06/2024