What is Hospital in the Home?
Hospital in the Homeprovides you with the friendly and personalised treatment The Wesley Hospital is renowned for in the comfort and privacy of your own home, allowing you to get back to doing what matters to you most.
The Wesley Hospital team of doctors, nurses and allied health will work closely together to plan the services you require at home. A team of nurses will provide services to you at your home. Your specialist will continue to manage your care at home. Other services e.g. allied health will also be involved as needed. We will communicate with your General Practitioner when you first go home and when you are discharged from the Hospital in the Home service.
How does Hospital in the Home work?
- Your clinical team determines your eligibility to receive treatment safely at home.
- The Hospital in the Home team liaises with The Wesley Hospital team of doctors, nurses and allied health to determine your treatment and recovery plan.
- Arrangements are made for you to transfer home and continue your treatment.
- Your treatment is delivered in line with your medical plan, with your progress monitored carefully by the Hospital in the Home and hospital team until a full recovery is made.
Why do patients like Hospital in the Home?
Hospital in the Home greatly decreases the amount of disruption your clinical treatment has on your life. With the Hospital in the Home service you receive hospital quality care within the comfort and privacy of your own home, meaning you can get back to doing what matters to you most. You will receive minimum of a daily visit and 24-hour on-call support is available.
Who can access the Hospital in the Home Service?
Hospital in the Home may be suitable for a range of health conditions including respiratory conditions, skin conditions, other infections or complex wound management. To check the suitability of Hospital in the Home service for you, please talk to your doctor or contact the Hospital in the Home team.
Who pays for Hospital in the Home and how much does it cost?
We will work with your health fund to determine whether your condition is approved for Hospital in the Home treatment. In most instances, the cost is the same as receiving in-hospital treatment.
How do I get started?
To check the suitability of the Hospital in the Home services for you, please talk to your doctor who will make the necessary arrangements.