Hospital in the Home

Epworth Geelong’s Hospital in the Home Unit (HIHU) offers people in Greater Geelong and South West Victoria home nursing and medical care, assisting acute conditions that usually require care in a hospital ward.

Our services

  • 24-hr medical and nursing advice and contact via phone
  • daily home visits from nursing staff and medical teams

Access to inpatient services, including

  • home nursing
  • medical care
  • pharmacy
  • pathology
  • radiology

External care services, including

  • housekeeping
  • meals provision
  • personal care

Fees and availability

Most health funds support Epworth’s Hospital in the Home service, funded as a standard hospital admission.