What is Hospital in the Home?

Hospital in the Home (HITH) allows you to have ongoing medical and nursing care in your own home.

You will remain an “Inpatient” under the care of Kyabram District Health Service and your treating doctor and receive the same level of care.

An admission to HITH may occur as a transfer from the Acute Ward, Oncology Unit or directly from the Urgent Care Centre.

How do I qualify for HITH?

You will need to:

  • Have a carer (family or friend) who is available and willing to assist you at home.
  • Agree to be treated in the HITH Program
  • Have a suitable medical condition and be medically stable as determined by your treating doctor.
  • Have a telephone and access to transport
  • Have a safe and suitable home environment
  • Live within the area serviced by the HITH program

Is there a cost to me?

No, there are no additional costs for you to receive care at home under the HITH program.

Who will look after me?

You will be assessed to determine your suitability to be admitted to the HITH program.

Your individual care needs will be coordinated by the HITH Coordinator and will be delivered by Community Nurses together with your treating Doctor.

You may need to attend the HITH Review Clinic at Kyabram District Health Services or via Telehealth for regular medical reviews. These appointments will be arranged for you.


HITH admission is voluntary however you will need to provide your consent. If under 18 years of age, a parent/guardian is to provide consent.

Consent includes:

  • You may need to return to hospital as decided by your HITH care team
  • You must be available at agreed times for home visits
  • You must attend planned appointments for medical reviews

What if something goes wrong?

If you are concerned about your health at any time while you are in the HITH Program, you can ring and speak to a nurse.



HITH Coordinator

Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm

Ph 0400 992 266



After Hours Manager

Ph 5857 0219

Email dnsnurses@kyhealth.org.au


In an emergency dial 000 and ask for an Ambulance