Hospital in the Home

nurse arriving at a patients home

Hospital in the Home (HITH) is an inpatient service of The Canberra Hospital and provides an acute hospital substitution for patients of the Canberra Region.

As a HITH patient your care will be provided in your home by HITH nurses.


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You are eligible for HITH if you:

  • You live in Canberra or Queanbeyan
  • You have a telephone
  • You are self caring or have a suitable carer
  • Your condition is clinically appropriate for home-based care
  • Your home environment is safe for the delivery of treatment

HITH patient's have access to the hospital services such as:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Pathology
  • Social work

If you are currently an in-patient you can ask the nurses or doctors to arrange for a HITH nurse to come and speak to you.

Contact Us

Location: Building 2, Level 2, Canberra Hospital

Phone: 6244 2818