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South West Hospital and Health Service Telehealth program helps our community receive specialist services via videoconference technology and enables our patients to receive quality care closer to home.
Do you need to travel for health care? Ask about Telehealth
Telehealth allows you to access specialist doctors and nurses, allied health professionals and other healthcare providers, at your local hospital or even from home.
Telehealth appointments can be conducted at your local hospital with a local health care professional in attendance. This health care professional will usually outline what you can expect during the appointment and may even take preliminary tests such as blood pressure and heart rate. Your treating health care professional will then be connected to you via videoconference.
The South West Hospital & Health Service also offers the option to have telehealth from your home connecting via the Queensland Health Telehealth Portal. Please speak to your health care professional to see if this option is available for you. To access the Queensland Health Telehealth Portal please click here.
What are the benefits of a telehealth appointment?
There are many benefits to a telehealth appointment including:
- Reduced cost associated with travel to appointments
- Less time required off work or other usual activities
- Reduced time away from home for travel to appointments
- Increased access to care
The level of care that you receive will be the same high quality that you would receive in person.
How can I arrange to have my appointments via telehealth?
Many patients are suitable for telehealth; however, it will only be an option if it is clinically appropriate. Your doctor or treating health professional will determine in partnership with you if telehealth is suitable for you based on your individual circumstances. You will be given a choice to either accept or decline that appointment.
If you are interested in telehealth, please discuss whether it would be appropriate for you with your healthcare team. For more information on Telehealth services please here.
The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) provides financial assistance for patients who are referred to specialist medical services not available at their local public hospital, health facility or via telehealth consultation.
To contact SWHHS Patient Travel please call 4505 1511 or email SWHHS-Travel@health.qld.gov.au
For more information please visit Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme Information Page
The Hospital in the Home (HITH) service provides you with acute medical care in your own home (or another suitable selected location) so that you do not need to stay in hospital. For the duration of your care you will remain a patient of the hospital and our team will coordinate your care.
You will then usually receive daily visits by a team of qualified registered nurses to continue your treatment and monitor your progress. Information about your progress is shared daily with your Hospital Medical Team to ensure you continue to receive the best care while in the comfort of your own home.
As a hospital patient the Hospital in the Home doctor is responsible for providing and coordinating your medical treatment while you remain a hospital patient. This includes services usually supplied by your GP.
For more information contact your nearest South West Hospital and Health Service facility or download our Hospital in the Home Brochure.
Click here to view our facility profiles and contact details for our Hospitals, Multipurpose Health Services, Community Clinics, Aged Care Facilities and General Practice Services.
The Queensland Government is committed to providing accessible services to Queenslanders from all culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. To access our interpreter services, please contact:
Consumer and Community Liaison Officer (Mon – Fri)
Phone: 0436 857 092
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