What is Hospital in the home (HITH)?
HITH is an alternative to an in hospital stay. Patients are still regarded as hospital inpatients, and remain under the care of their hospital doctor. Care may be provided by a nurse, doctor or allied health professional, with additional home supports arranged as required.
Examples of services include:
- Acute/Complex nursing
- Wound care
- Medication management
- Intravenous therapy
- Stomal therapy
- Continence management
Who is eligible for HITH?
All GMHBA members with hospital cover have access to HITH.
Many people prefer to be treated in the comfort of their home. HITH services may be provided for GMHBA members who wish to receive treatment at home and meet the following criteria;
- Have been assessed as being clinically stable
- Have access to adequate home support such as a carer or caregiver
- Are living in an environment suitable to their needs, i.e. Ramps, handrails where required
- Have adequate telephone access
If you would like to be treated or recover at home via the HITH program, please call GMHBA on 1300 446 422 to check your eligibility.