Out of hospital care

The best of care is what you want. Sometimes that might mean not going to hospital, coming home from hospital early, or receiving extra support when you do get home.

Hospital in the Home, Rehabilitation in the Home and Home Nursing can provide you with the care you need in the comfort of your own home.

Hospital in the home

Hospital in the Home (HITH) is a hospital substitution service that allows members to have the acute medical services they require provided in their own home. HITH is an alternative to being admitted to (or remaining in) hospital. Most members will be admitted to HITH from a hospital stay, although in some cases they can be admitted from an Emergency Department or via their General Practitioner (GP).

While members can request to be referred to HITH it is a clinical decision and they must meet the clinical criteria. For members who do meet the clinical criteria, prior to leaving hospital your treating doctor or the discharge planning service at the hospital will make a referral for your care to be completed at home.

Rehabilitation in the Home

Rehabilitation in the Home (RITH) is a substitute for inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation. It provides services that would otherwise be provided in a rehabilitation facility which may include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech pathology, nursing and the coordination of this care in one’s own home.

While members can request to be referred to RITH it is a clinical decision and they must meet the clinical criteria. For members who do meet the clinical criteria, prior to leaving hospital your treating doctor or the discharge planning service at the hospital will make a referral for your care to be completed at home.

Home Nursing

Depending on your level of cover and clinical need, we can pay for a registered nurse in private practice to care for you in your home. Your doctor will arrange this with us if he or she believes you’ll recover faster after your acute hospital stay with a little extra care at home.