CHQ at Home

The CHQ at Home team coordinates and provides a range of professional healthcare services in the home setting for children and young people in the broader Brisbane metropolitan area. The team is made up of nurses, doctors, support workers and allied health professionals.

The service cares for patients who are medically stable to complete treatment outside of hospital as an alternative to inpatient care. Our services include:

Hospital In the Home

This service offers care to patients whose condition is stable or predictably unstable. The patient remains an admitted patient of the hospital, but staff come to the patient’s home. A child can be referred from an inpatient ward, outpatient department or the emergency department.

Post-Acute Care

This program enables children to get home from hospital faster. Its primary focus is to ensure optimal recovery from injury/illness and to provide an improved journey of care after discharge. A child can be referred from an inpatient ward, outpatient department or the emergency department.

Tracheostomy Care

The program aims to assist families to be as independent as possible in caring for their child (up to the age of five) who need tracheostomy support. Eligibility criteria apply.

Home ventilation

The program is delivered in the home setting to facilitate the ongoing care of ventilator-dependent patients. Parents/carers accept primary responsibility for the care of their child with the support of the home ventilation team.

Palliative Care

The Paediatric Palliative Care Service supports families who wish to receive end-of-life care for their child at home. Children can be referred by their hospital-based specialist teams or their primary health care providers. The service also cares for inpatients and outpatients at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and in other metropolitan hospitals. Phone 1800 249 648, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, or email PPCS@health.qld.gov.au.

Who can access this service?

Accessing the CHQ at Home service is dependent on individual patient needs. Please speak with your child’s treating medical team about whether the CHQ at Home service is suitable for your child.

Catchment area

Children must generally live within 30-40 minutes travel / 40kms of Brisbane’s city centre to receive these services.

Do I need a referral?

You will need a formal referral to access this service.

How do I get a referral?

Referrals to the CHQ at Home service are accepted by your child’s treating medical consultants and teams.

Information for health professionals

Health professionals can send requests for education to chqrs@health.qld.gov.au.

Contact details

t: 0432 003 030
e: LCCH_HITH@health.qld.gov.au

Operating hours

Hospital in the Home visits are available Monday to Sunday, between 7.30am-4.30pm. Other program hours operate to meet the needs of patients.

Related services

Hospital In the Home
Paediatric Palliative Care Service

Resources

CHQ at Home fact sheet