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Home hospital

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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 w ...

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To whom and on what terms

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.

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Western Uusimaa Wellbeing Services County

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Western Uusimaa Wellbeing Services County
Text edited by: Western Uusimaa Wellbeing Services County
Updated: 2/4/2024