Hospital In The Home Hith
Hospital in the Home (HITH) is the provision of acute care to patients in their own home. Clients are admitted to the program by their Medical Practitioner, who supervises care throughout the admission. Sometimes clients leave hospital early to continue their treatment on the program at home, or they may not need to come to hospital at all.
Clients are provided with quality care from nursing, medical and allied health professionals at all times. The care is delivered by registered nurses from the District Nursing Service. Clients will be provided with all information relevant to their medical condition to assist in making informed decisions about their care.
The Service is available for clients who reside in Hamilton and within an 11km radius; and within Coleraine including the area serviced by the District Nursing Service. Special circumstances apply to people living in the outlying areas of Dunkeld, Penshurst and Cavendish.