Local Health Network and general practice clinical champions have been essential to the development and implementation of the My Home Hospital model of care. Champions continue to share their professional expertise, providing feedback and supporting service improvements.

To reflect our commitment to ongoing engagement, support is available for both patients and clinicians to understand whether My Home Hospital is appropriate for individual patient needs and support the referral process. Out of Hospital nurses are onsite in the Local Health Networks 7 days a week.

GPs, residential aged care facilities and disability supported accommodation have access to education and support through health liaison officers. For further information, or to organise for a health liaison officer to visit your practice or facility, please contact 1800 111 644.

My Home Hospital's creation

Design and development of the My Home Hospital service has included an extensive series of workshops and interviews with the general community and people with lived experience of hospital care to identify what is important when health care is delivered in a person’s home. This includes understanding the needs of older people, carers, people living with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTQI+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Details of this process and the outcomes of consultation can be found in the My Home Hospital Consumer Engagement Report (PDF 1093KB)  and in the My Home
Hospital Consumer Engagement Report (PDF 1457KB).

In designing, developing and continuously improving My Home Hospital, the following groups have been included in engagement:

  • nursing, medical and allied health professionals
  • general practice
  • aged care and disability service providers and advocacy groups
  • the Commonwealth Departments of Health and Social Services
  • the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
  • the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.