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HITH is a medically-led, bed substitution and emergency department diversion model that delivers acute-level care in a patient’s home, place of work/study or alternative accommodation (e.g. hotel).
HITH specialises in intravenous antibiotics and diuresis; some non-cytotoxic chemotherapy; pre- and post-operative care; complex wound management (including high-risk wounds); COVID therapies and monitoring; peritoneal antibiotics and welcomes discussion for case-by-case patients with other acute care needs.
GPs, please note, as this is an admitted service, HITH will provide all medical care to the patient at home. If patients choose to consult with you whilst under the care of this program, they are not eligible for Medicare rebates for services you provide as they are still considered inpatients of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.