BHS at Home
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.
Home Based Cancer Care
Grampians at Home – Home Based Cancer Care is one of five streams of care developed from the amalgamation of HITH (Hospital in the Home) and GITH (Geriatrics in the Home) models of care.
The Home Based Cancer Care Stream commenced in 2021 and services close to 200 patients and continues to grow. Grampians Health Home Based Cancer Care works closely with the Cancer Day Unit (CDU) at BRICC.
This model of care is a unique service delivering quality care to patients in the comfort and convenience of their own home.
If considered suitable for the at home program by Oncologists and Haematologists, and patients reside within a 35km radius of Ballarat CBD, this may be an option for a more convenient way to deliver specialised cancer care to our patients.
Commonly Asked Questions
Ballarat Base Hospital
1 Drummond Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350
03 5320 4549
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