Leaving hospital

Leaving hospital

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Recovery and your future health

There’s nothing like a trip to hospital to highlight how important your health is. If you’ve just come out of (or are still in) hospital and are keen to boost your recovery and improve your health, here’s how we could help eligible Nurses & Midwives Health members*. 

If you’re still in hospital

The services below can help you get home sooner, by providing care you’d otherwise have to stay in hospital for (which is why you may hear them called Hospital Substitute Treatment).

  • Hospital at home (e.g. certain types of wound care).
  • Rehab at home (e.g. at-home physio).

If you’re receiving one of these services we check in with you during your recovery to make sure it’s helping, and that you’re doing okay.


Accessing the programs

First, ask your specialist (or medical team) if in-home care is a safe option for you. If you want support with this, you can call us on 1300 344 000. For us to pay for either of these services, it has to be in place of a hospital bed day and organised before you go home.

If you’re back at home

If you have one or more chronic conditions, you may benefit from further support after you have recovered from your hospital stay. Your personal care coordinator will work with you to understand where you’re at and support you in achieving your health goals. Programs that could help you might include:

  • Health Management
  • Dietitian Support
  • Osteoarthritis Management
  • Weight Loss
  • Cancer Support 
  • Mental Wellness.

The eligibility criteria for these programs vary and are dependent on your personal situation. To learn more about these programs, go to Health Conditions.

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