Hospital in the Home
Alfred Health Hospital in the Home (HITH) provides acute home nursing care to a wide variety of patients within the metropolitan area and across the state.
Clinical service overview
HITH operates across the Alfred and Sandringham, providing a seven day a week service. Patients can be referred from The Alfred, Sandringham and Caulfield Hospitals.
HITH aims to reduce the inpatient length of stay through the implementation of acute home-based health care, to improve the utilisation of the acute resources. Patients admitted to the HITH program receive care that would otherwise need to be delivered within the hospital setting. Classified as admitted inpatients, these patients remain under the management of a medical unit until discharged from HITH.
Alfred Health HITH provides a broad range of treatments, including (but not limited to):·
- intravenous antibiotics
- acute wound care, such as burns and VAC dressings
- anticoagulation management
- exacerbation of cystic fibrosis
- specialist therapies (Eg. Gancyclovir, home Inotropes & IV Lasix)
- antibiotics for peritoneal dialysis
- cancer care
The HITH team consists of highly skilled nurses who coordinate (Clinical Coordinator) and provide (Nurse Clinician) patient care in the community. An Infectious Diseases consultant is allocated to HITH with a supporting registrar.
Refer your patient
No referrals accepted
Unfortunately we do not accept external referrals to this service.