Hospital in the Home (HITH) provides care in the home that would otherwise need to be given during a stay in hospital. HITH often provides an alternative to admission to hospital, or an opportunity for earlier transfer home, than would otherwise be possible.
Each patient is assessed to work out if HITH can meet their medical needs. If HITH is suitable a plan of care is made in consultation with the team.
Western Health HITH covers 4 Campuses:
Sunbury Day Hospital
At Western Health HITH, we aim to:
Provide continuous care from the hospital to the home environment
Coordinate your care from hospital to home
Monitor your progress in consultation with your treating medical team
There is no cost to receive HITH treatment. HITH staff can be contacted at any time during the day or night (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
As a patient of HITH you remain under the care of the doctors that looked after you when you were in hospital.
Hospital in the Home Common Admission Conditions and Treatments:
Anticoagulation therapies (clexane and warfarin) for conditions such as Pulmonary Embolus, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Atrial Fibrillation
Short term intravenous antibiotics, via intravenous cannula (IVC) or central venous access device (PICC line) or intra peritoneal (for dialysis patients)
Long term intravenous antibiotics via central venous access device with a Baxter infusor
Complicated wound care – Negative pressure wound therapy (VAC machine)
Post operative care for example, care and removal of drain tubes at home.
Hospital in the Home (HITH) brochure
Monday to Friday8.00am to 4.00pmPhone: 8345 6906Fax: 8345 6964
At all other timesPhone: 8345 6164Fax: 8345 7217
HITH Registrar Phone: 82345 6309 (Mon – Fri) or via Switchboard: 8345 6666
Afterhours (Medical)Phone (via Switchboard): 8345 6666