Hospital at Home Toolkit

Hospital at Home is a short-term, targeted intervention that provides a level of acute hospital care in an individual’s own home, or homely setting that is equivalent to that provided within a hospital.

In mid-2020, the ihub within Healthcare Improvement Scotland began working with a number of NHS boards and health and social care partnerships to support the implementation of Hospital at Home services across Scotland.

This toolkit was created as part of that work, providing a range of tools and resources to support areas to implement and expand Hospital at Home services.

A more detailed definition of Hospital at Home can be found in the Frequently asked questions section of this toolkit. An overview of the safety and effectiveness of Hospital at Home can be found in the Guiding principles for service development publication.