You will receive hospital-level care in your own home, in a residential care home or nursing home if the physician has assessed that home hospital care is possible for you. Between home hospital visits, you should cope at home independently or with the help of relatives, home care or other means. If you need intravenous or other demanding medical treatment, it is likely that the home hospital will carry out this treatment. The home hospital can also participate in your treatment in situations where your illness can no longer be cured, i.e. a physician has drawn up a palliative or symptom-relieving care plan with you. A physician is in charge of your treatment in the home hospital. Nurses will carry out your medication, take laboratory tests and monitor your condition round the clock on all days of the week. The home hospital also includes two outpatient clinics: a palliative outpatient clinic and, in some parts of the well-being services county, an infusion outpatient clinic. In addition to the home hospital, your treatment can also be carried out at outpatient clinic appointments. The infusion outpatient clinic provides intravenous medical treatment by appointment. In connection with your treatment, laboratory samples can be taken and small procedures such as punctures can be performed at the infusion outpatient clinic. At the infusion outpatient clinic, you will always meet a nurse and, if necessary, a physician. The palliative outpatient clinic is an appointment outpatient clinic, which operating during working hours. When there is no longer any curative treatment available for you and a palliative treatment plan has been drawn up, you have the opportunity to become a patient in the palliative outpatient clinic.
Conditions for receiving the Service
The provision of the home hospital's services is always based on a physician's referral and your consent. This means that your physician will assess whether your illness can be treated in the home hospital. Home hospital care is always an alternative to hospital care. You must be in adequate condition for the treatment to take place at home. It must also be possible to provide the necessary treatment of the illness at home. Intravenous medical treatment or minor procedures can be performed at an infusion outpatient clinic after your physician has determined that outpatient treatment is possible and has made a referral. You are responsible for your transport to the infusion outpatient clinic. You can be admitted to the palliative outpatient clinic with a referral from a physician when the treatment of your illness requires demanding symptomatic treatment. The prerequisite is also that a palliative treatment plan has been drawn up for you. Another prerequisite is that active cancer chemotherapy has ended for you.
The service is subject to a charge.