Canberra Health Hospital in the Home (HITH)

Canberra Health Services

Canberra Health Hospital in the Home (HITH)

Hospital in the Home (HITH) is a hospital replacement service that allows you to receive hospital level care in your home instead of on a hospital ward

Home Health Hospital at Home

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The most common reason you might be admitted to HITH is to receive antibiotics through a vein (‘intravenous’). This is for more serious infections where antibiotic tablets or capsules are not strong enough to treat the infection. Examples of infections treated include:

  • Skin infection (cellulitis)

  • Urine infection

  • Chest infection

  • Breast infection (mastitis)

  • Bone and joint infection

  • Blood infection

  • Heart valve infection

You may also be able to use HITH if you need:

  • Intravenous diuretic medication for fluid overload (from heart failure, for example)

  • Intravenous iron for low iron levels

  • Intravenous methylprednisolone for multiple sclerosis

  • INR stabilisation if you’re on a medication called warfarin

  • Intravenous fluid and anti-vomiting medication for dehydration

  • Post-operative support after some operations

  • Help transitioning to community care with an eating disorder

Canberra Health Hospital in the Home (HITH)

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