Thursday, December 7, 2023

Home hospital service extended

For the very first time, people on Adelaide’s Southern Fleurieu Peninsula will have access to hospital-level care in their own homes thanks to the expansion of the ‘My Home Hospital’ program.

The service expansion means people who need public hospital-level care, such as infections requiring IV antibiotics, exacerbation of respiratory conditions or immediate post operative care, can be offered the choice to have that care safely delivered in the comfort of their own home.

“We are pleased to provide this outstanding SA Health service to residents of Southern Fleurieu and surrounds, delivered by Calvary Medibank Joint Venture,” said Executive Director Integrated Care Systems, Jeanette Walters.

“With My Home Hospital, patients with eligible conditions on the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula can receive their hospital-level care in the privacy and comfort of their own homes.

“Patients can still choose to receive care in a traditional hospital setting however My Home Hospital provides an option for patients to receive care without the burden of travel.”

As well as daily visits from highly skilled nurses and paramedics, patients are remotely monitored using technology, giving round the clock virtual care.

My Home Hospital is a service delivered by Calvary Medibank Joint Venture. It has provided care to more than 6,500 patients since its launch in January 2021, and it is currently available in metropolitan Adelaide and the regions surrounding Gawler and Mount Barker.

The service is also now available in 10 towns across the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula, from Encounter Bay to Goolwa.

“We have already seen the positive impact My Home Hospital has had on patients and health services in Adelaide’s peri-urban areas, so the expansion of the service to the Southern Fleurieu is an exciting addition to our local health network,” said said Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network CEO, Rebecca Graham.

“This will be a welcome move for many people in our community – allowing more people to stay close to loved ones and in their own homes while receiving excellent health care.”

Patients can be referred to My Home Hospital by medical professionals, including general practitioners, emergency department clinicians, nurse practitioners, SA Virtual Care Service clinicians and SA Ambulance Service paramedics.

Delivery of the My Home Hospital service has now been extended to:

  • Victor Harbor
  • Encounter Bay
  • Goolwa
  • Goolwa Beach
  • Goolwa North
  • Goolwa South
  • Hayborough
  • McCracken
  • Middleton
  • Port Elliot

For more information, visit My Home Hospital.

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