Patients and families

What is My Home Hospital?

My Home Hospital will deliver hospital care in your own home instead of having to go to hospital. This includes people living in residential aged care facilities and supported accommodation settings.

The service will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across metropolitan and the outer suburbs (from 2021) of Adelaide.

Medical, nursing and allied health staff will visit you at home and may also use technology to monitor your care until you are well enough to be discharged.

Eligibility

Just like a physical hospital, you will need to be referred to My Home Hospital by a doctor or nurse practitioner.

You may be referred to My Home Hospital if you:

  • have one of the conditions listed below
  • provide your consent to receive services as part of My Home Hospital
  • live in the within metropolitan area or from July 2021, also the outer suburbs of Adelaide (either usually, or while you are in My Home Hospital)
  • have access to a mobile phone or landline to make and receive phone calls
  • can safely manage on your own at home or have someone who can help
  • you and your doctor agree home-based care is appropriate for your needs
  • have a safe home environment for yourself, your carer and the health professionals who come to look after you.

My Home Hospital is currently treating people with the following conditions:

  • Cellulitis
  • Respiratory infections / inflammations
  • Kidney and urinary tract infections
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Venous thrombosis (DVT)

Over time, additional conditions will be added to this list.

Referral

You need to be referred by a doctor or nurse practitioner to be admitted to My Home Hospital. This may be your regular GP, specialist doctor, an emergency department doctor or nurse practitioner.

Your referral will include contact information, important details about your condition and any medical history, information about any medications you are taking and anything else you want the My Home Hospital team to know about you.

Area serviced

My Home Hospital will be available to people living in metropolitan Adelaide, including people living in residential aged care facilities and supported accommodation settings.

My Home Hospital is planned to extend to include the Adelaide Hills, Southern Fleurieu, Gawler and surrounds from July 2021.

Privacy and Patient Rights

The privacy and security of your personal information is important to My Home Hospital.
Any personal and health information held by the health service is confidential and will be treated with the utmost care.

For more information about the management of your personal information, please contact the
My Home Hospital team: WellbeingSAHomeHospital@sa.gov.au

Everyone who is seeking or receiving care in the South Australian health system has rights, which are detailed in the Patient Charter of Rights (PDF 616KB).