Silver Chain is pleased to have expanded its Home Hospital program in Perth.
Silver Chain has become the major provider of Hospital in the Home services for Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), following the hospital’s recent decision to discontinue providing the service themselves.
Silver Chain General Manager, Health WA, Mark Cockayne, said he is delighted that this partnership will result in Silver Chain increasing the reach and impact of its Home Hospital services across metropolitan Perth.
“We have been working closely with RPH, exploring opportunities to support their HITH service, and this great outcome is testament to the collaborative relationship established between our organisations,” Mark said.
“From the outset, we wanted to ensure the service would meet the needs of RPH patients.
“They will not only receive a visit from a nurse in their home but also, where required, have access to a jointly operated clinic in the hospital where they can be seen by the hospital medical team, if required. The clinic will provide services for the homeless too.”
HITH was transitioned over a number of months with the Silver Chain service in full operation from 26 June 2015.
The agreement with RPH comes just as we commenced providing the HITH services for Perth’s new hospital, the Fiona Stanley Hospital.
“On any one day, we now provide services to more than 125 patients in metropolitan Perth, who would otherwise still be in hospital. Instead they are receiving hospital standard care at home through our Home Hospital service,” Mark explained.
"The service enables clients to remain at home, where familiar comforts, lower stress levels and the presence of loved ones help contribute to a speedier recovery."
The Silver Chain Home Hospital program is funded by the WA Department of Health. For more information about the services, please call our Contact Centre, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week on (08) 9242 0242.