Hospital in the Home (HiTH) allows children whose condition is stable to be nursed at home as an alternative to hospital inpatient care. Nurses who are experienced in caring for children provide home visits to offer nursing care, assessment, advice and support. Whilst on HiTH children remain under the care of the hospital consultant.
What does HiTH provide?
HiTH nurses are able to provide up to three home visits per day and provide additional support and advice via a 24 hour telephone service.
The Ambulatory Care Coordination Program (ACC) is designed to improve the care of children with chronic conditions who need to access the hospital on a regular basis and require long term specialist health services.
What does ACC provide?
ACC provides a 24/7 telephone advice line direct to the ACC Nurse.
The role of the ACC Nurse is to communicate with and support families and health professionals to improve the coordination of health services.
ACC Brochure For children with chronic conditions
The Ambulatory Care Daystay Facility is designed for patients that require treatments monitoring, consultations or investigations during the day but can be managed by family and carers at home overnight.
What does Daystay provide?
There are separate areas designed for examination and consultation with clinicians and open shared activity spaces for family and children.
Daystay operates from Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.00 pm.
The Asthma Phone Coaching (APC) Program is currently in the process of being developed and trialled.
What will the APC Program provide?
The ACP Program is designed to work alongside a child's usual asthma treatment and management and will provide a 24 hour a day telephone education, counselling and monitoring from a specialist team at PMH.