Hospital in the Home
What is 'Hospital in the Home'?
Hospital in the Home is a Community Acute and Post Acute Care (CAPAC) service.
Children with a range of illnesses can be treated in their home or school, rather than being admitted to hospital.
The aim is to provide multidisciplinary care to allow the patient's medical condition to be managed in their own home, which is more familiar to patients and less disruptive to normal routines for families.
Hospital in the Home services
We treat children in their home, school or day unit with health conditions such as:
We assist in managing severe eczema with wet dressings and provide up to 5 days of education. The goal is to educate your family so acute flare-ups can be managed at home.
Cystic Fibrosis, Non-CF Bronchiectasis and Pre-Surgical Tune-Up
We administer intravenous antibiotic therapy and provide nursing and physiotherapy visits.
We can support patients with once-daily antifungal treatment (i.e. Ambisome and Micafungin) or BD Ganciclovir (SCH).
We support children who require daily or twice daily intravenous antibiotics, so they don't need to stay in hospital.
Respiratory and sleep patients
- initiate Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) in the home for four days.
- provide overnight Pulse Oximetry for Sleep Disorders
Dressings and wound management
We provide support for complex dressings that require daily or second daily changes. The goal is to help the family manage wound care at home.
Transition to home
- chronic and complex patients to aid early discharge and reduce the risk of readmission
- and educate families to manage enteral nutrition (including nasogastric tube and gastrostomy care), tracheostomy management, and non-invasive support including CPAP and BiPAP (Bilevel positive airway pressure).