What is HIYH?
The Hospital In Your Home service provides you with high-level care in your own home or location of choice so you don’t have to stay in hospital. The service is organised for an agreed period of time to help you during your recovery. For the duration of your care you will remain a patient of the hospital.
How does HIYH work?
A team of health professionals trained in managing acute care is assigned to assist you during your transition from hospital to home. The team will work with you to decide on an appropriate treatment plan to meet your needs.
They will be in contact with you daily to provide treatment in your home and monitor your progress while working with your hospital team throughout your recovery to ensure you get the best possible care.
What are the costs involved?
Hospital In Your Home is for public patients so you will not be charged for the service.
Giving your consent
Your consent must be given before we can transfer you to the Hospital In Your Home service. The hospital team will go through the consent form in detail with you. Please make sure you understand the consent form and ask the hospital team any questions you may have.
Can I see my General Practitioner during my care?
While you are under the care of the Hospital In Your Home service, you are technically still an admitted inpatient of the hospital. Please consult your Hospital In Your Home prior to seeing your general practitioner.
What can be treated?
Common treatments include:
Intravenous antibiotic therapy for cellulitis, post-operative wound infections, respiratory infections, complicated urinary tract infections, mastitis, short term fluid rehydration for Hyperemesis Gravidairum, appendicitis, anticoagulation bridging, administration of short term injectable medications
What happens on discharge?
Once your condition has improved and you no longer require hospital-level care, your care will be transferred back to your general practitioner.
A discharge summary will be sent to your general practitioner outlining your condition, treatment and any ongoing care requirements.