BHS at Home provides care to people in their home that would otherwise need to be delivered within a hospital setting.

What do we do?

BHS at Home provides an alternative to a hospital admission or an opportunity for care to be provided at home rather than in a hospital bed for part of or all of the patient care journey.

The BHS at Home staff are highly qualified health care team of Nursing, Allied Health and Medical professionals.  The team provides care for people who are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery and for people with chronic conditions in a setting that is peaceful, familiar and more comfortable for them.

We look after all age groups, including midwifery and paediatrics.

How can you access this service?

The service operates 7-days a week, 365-days a year.

Your hospital care team may recognise that your care requirements could be delivered at home in a safe and effective way. They will refer you to BHS at Home and one of our team will visit you either on the ward or at your home to determine a plan of care.

Sometime BHS at Home staff can be requested by a major Melbourne Hospital (Tertiary Hospital) to visit you at home.

Who is eligible?

BHS at Home cares for people with serious, chronic illnesses and we also care for people recovering from surgery, illness or injury. For example, your hospital care team will refer you to BHS at Home so that you can go home where your care can continue.

BHS at Home is part of the public healthcare system and offers home based hospital care.

Ballarat Base Hospital


1 Drummond Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350


03 5320 4676


03 5320 4549


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