Hospital at Home - Victoria General Hospital Prototype

healthcare provider and patient at home

Hospital at Home is an innovative care model that enables hospital-level care to be provided from the comfort of your own home. Through in-person and virtual visits, you will receive safe, effective care from health-care providers experienced in hospital medicine and acute care. Despite being at home, you will still be “admitted” to the hospital, and remain the under the care of a hospital physician. 

We want to hear from you! Patients, family caregivers and clinicians are invited to Complete the Hospital at Home survey

How Hospital at Home Works

If you or your loved-one needs to be admitted to Victoria General Hospital and meet the eligibility criteria, you may be offered the alternative of receiving care at home. Participation is completely voluntary. 

The hospital team, which includes physicians, nurses and pharmacists highly experienced in hospital medicine, will look after you both in-person and through virtual care methods. 

Therapies and tests, such as vital signs monitoring, supplemental oxygen, IV medications and lab work, are all done while you stay in your home. You remain registered as a hospital patient, and can return to the hospital if required. 

Safe and Effective Model of Care

Hospital at Home has been successfully implemented in other countries including Australia and across Europe. Many research studies have shown that it provides the same or better care than traditional hospitalization, including three Cochrane reviews, which represent the highest standard in evidence-based health care. 

Some benefits include:

•    A more patient-centred approach to hospital care
•    Lower rates of hospital-based complications (infection, delirium or blood clots)
•    Reduced pressures on our hospital beds and emergency departments 

Help Us Ensure Hospital at Home Meets Your Needs

We are seeking the input from patients, their families and health-care staff as we develop the Hospital at Home program. We want to know what is important to you as we develop this innovative model of providing hospital care, the first of its kind in British Columbia. Your personal experiences and opinions, both as health-system users and health-care providers, matter to us and will ensure our Hospital at Home program is as relevant and effective as possible.

Complete Our Online Survey

We are committed to ensuring that patient, family caregiver and clinician voices are represented in this project.  Help shape our understanding of what a successful Hospital at Home service looks like to you. 

Complete the Hospital at Home patient, family caregiver and clinician survey

Participate in Virtual Focus Groups and Workshops

This fall there will be a number of other ways for you to get involved. We will be hosting a series of virtual focus groups and workshops over Zoom. Contact brittany@rmdelaney.com for more details and to register.

Patient Focus Groups - For individuals who have received, or will receive care in hospital. 

Caregiver Focus Groups – For individuals who have been or are a caregiver.

Clinical Team Workshops – For health-care staff. 

General Information on Hospital at Home - Victoria General Hospital Prototype

Referral Required?
Required
How to Get Referral

Speak to your care team to find out if Hospital at Home meets your care needs.

Contact Us

Questions about the Hospital at Home service can be directed to HaHEvaluation@viha.ca.

Finding Us

The Hospital at Home service will begin with nine “virtual” patient beds registered out of Victoria General Hospital.

Locations

Bamfield Health Centre

Bamfield Health Centre

353 Bamfield Rd
P.O. Box 40
Bamfield, B.C. 
V0R 1B0

250-728-3312

Chemainus Health Care Centre

Chemainus Health Care Centre

9909 Esplanade St
Chemainus, B.C.
V0R 1K1

250-737-2040

Cormorant Health Centre

Cormorant Island Health Centre

49 School Rd
Alert Bay, B.C.
V0N 1A0

250-974-5585

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