Give eligible patients the option to get out of hospital and back to the comfort of their own homes and familiar environments sooner.

Dedicated care is provided daily by Epworth doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

What conditions are treated?

Hospital in the Home is able to manage patients who require ongoing acute care of serious conditions, including:

  • anticoagulation: following new diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, perioperative management of anticoagulation for people on Warfarin, complicated deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary emboli
  • blood transfusions and iron infusions for palliation purposes
  • dehydration due to sepsis, complications of chemotherapy, pregnancy or gastroenteritis
  • hospital acquired infections: infected prosthesis, hospital acquired pneumonia or surgical wound infections
  • Multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory disorders requiring intravenous steroid
  • negative pressure (VAC) wound therapy
  • other traumatic or neoplastic conditions
  • serious infections including: osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, endocarditis, epidural or spinal abscesses and
  • viral or fungal infections requiring antiviral or antifungal treatment.

Via Epworth Richmond’s Emergency Department, Hospital in the Home also manages people who require acute admission after presentation for conditions including:

  • cellulitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • nursing home acquired infections
  • pneumonia
  • severe sinusitis
  • symptomatic support for oncology patients
  • tonsillitis and
  • urinary sepsis.

If you patient is eligible, contact 0407 530 954 or [email protected]

Also see How to refer to Hospital in the Home.


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