The team is made up of medical and nursing staff. Nurses visits occur between 7am to 9pm and are available by phone 24 hours a day. Medical support are available from 8am to 10pm.
People admitted to the program are still considered inpatients and remain under the care of their treating hospital doctor.
The patient is visited by a member of the HITH team. In some situations the patient may be asked to return to the hospital for part of their treatment or for further investigation or review.
This varies from service to service. Monash Health HITH main conditions are:
Patients are referred to the program by their treating doctor
To contact HITH for referral, call switchboard at the appropriate hospital site and ask for the HITH doctor or HITH Coordinator. Referrals are by phone seven days per week.