Hospital in the Home can promote and maintain continuity of care by providing ongoing review of the Patients mental and physical presentation.
Patients are being treated in the comfort of their own homes each year, which is having a dramatic impact on mental health outcomes and reducing /preventing re-admissions to hospital. Robina Private Hospital specialises in the treatment of mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, psycho-geriatrics and general psychiatry. Community Outreach Services (Hospital in the Home) can be offered to Patients after being discharged from Hospital. The Patients treating Psychiatrist will determine the frequency of home visits by health care professional e.g., weekly, fortnightly or three-weekly visits and the clinical interventions required.
The Clinician will conduct assessment, monitor progress and provide support to the Patient on each visit. Assessments that identify relapse of illness or the early stages of a relapse, the clinician in consultation with the treating Psychiatrist can implement clinical interventions.
Robina Private Hospital CEO Kenneth Craig said many patients admitted to Robina Private don’t have a strong support network around them and live at home alone. The service is providing vital clinical support, community / social engagement, and minimising isolation.