Phone: (03) 9508 1745
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Additional Information: The Hospital in the Home Unit is located in the Fast Track area, on the ground floor, at the back of the Emergency Department. All initial contacts can be made at main reception.
8.30am - 4.00pm (24 hour on-call) - seven days a week.
Cabrini’s home based services include post-acute community care and our hospital-in-the-home program. These services enable our patients to be cared for safely in the familiar and comfortable surroundings of home, where patients often experience a quicker recovery. Most of Cabrini’s Hospital in the Home episodes (77 per cent) are a direct substitution for inpatient care (a hospital stay).
Surveys of patients admitted under our hospital-in-the-home service indicate that it is popular with patients, most of whom reported a high level of satisfaction with the service (ratings of 90 per cent and higher were achieved). Almost all patients would recommend this service to others.
During 2011-12, activity in our Hospital in the Home program grew 11 per cent, providing 1279 episodes of patient care. There was a continued reduction to the length of stay among patients who needed some time in hospital prior to being transferred to the program. After being assessed at Cabrini Malvern’s emergency department, some patients are directly admitted to the program and completely avoid the need for an in-hospital stay.
Not everyone enjoys the hospital environment and many patients would prefer to return to the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home while still receiving care. Cabrini’s Hospital in the Home Unit (HHU) allows some patients to do just that.
Our staff are professional, warm and caring, providing a service for people of all ages. They believe that developing a rapport with their patients is an important part of clinical care.
So, if you are in a stable condition with a firm diagnosis, and your home situation is suitable, you may receive treatment at home.
Hospital in the home is a true subsitution for the treatment of an acute episode of care at home, that would otherwise need to be treated in hospital if the hospital in the home unit did not exist.