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Hospital In The Home (HITH) Society Australasia Ltd

The HITH Society of Australasia is the peak independent organisation for HITH within Australasia. It is an independent, volunteer, not-for-profit member-based organisation. It seeks to evaluate and improve the delivery of hospital-level care in the home.


Definition of Hospital in the Home

HITH is acute inpatient equivalent care, utilising highly skilled staff, hospital technologies, equipment, medication, and safety and quality standards, to deliver hospital-level care within a person's place of residence or preferred (non-hospital) treatment location.

See the full HITH Society HITH Definition Position Statement here.

Hospital in the Home Nursing

Recognising the high level of training, qualifications and experience required to be a HITH nurse, the Society has released a position statement regarding core competencies for HITH registered nurses.

See the full position statement here

HITH Webinar 11 April 2024

Access Devices to Optimise Treatment in HITH - presented by NSLHD

Recording available here

How does HITH look in practice?

Some examples from others here (external links)

Here's an article recently published in the New York Times.

Here's one example of what a HITH nurse does

HITH Webinar 30 May 2023

HITH Funding 101 - Presented by Dr Michael Young

Recording available here

Deloitte Access Economics Paper

Economic analysis of Hospital in the Home (HITH) - 2011

HITH Nursing Scope of Practice - Clinical Interest Group

The Society is seeking to engage with members to form a working group exploring the diversity of HITH nursing scope of practice. This group will be open to all members and potential members, with a view to better defining HITH nursing scope of practice and aligning to NMBA standards. Overseen by Society board member Angela Ellis who has recently performed research in this area, we encourage interested members to join, participate and help shape HITH nursing.

Please click here for further information

Please click here to complete short questionnaire

HITH Medical Interest Group  

A HITH Whatsapp group has been formed for interested Medical practitioners. Contact here if you are a registered medical practitioner and Society member and would like to be added to the group.

HITH Society of Australasia announce collaboration with The Health Roundtable

In 2020/2021, the HITH Society of Australasia and the Health Roundtable have formalised a collaborative partnership. This partnership has been extended for 2023.

For more information, see our dedicated webpage.



The HITH Society is pleased to announce we are now on facebook. Follow us to see regular updates, news and other interesting articles, information and tidbits. Click here!


published 31-Mar-2020

This document is now freely available, however the Society would appreciate your support. To join as a member and access other information and support this work, please click here.


This tool was presented at the 2018 conference and due to demand is made available by the authors for members to download, to trial in their services and to provide feedback on it's use. Click here to go to our Online Resources page to download.

HITH Society Strategic Plan 2023 - 2026

pdfHITH Society Strategic Plan 2023 - 2026

NSW HITH Guideline

pdfNSW HITH Guideline

Queensland HITH Guideline ** Updated December 2023

pdfQueensland HITH Guideline

Victoria HITH Guideline


Where are Australasian HITH Services?

At the 2017 Conference, members volunteered information about their service. This list is updated regularly, most recently in July 2019. If you wish to add your service, please contact

For a full list, click here - requires member login


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