Health in the Home

Health in the home is a home health service delivered by trained nurses, available to Irish Life Health members, allowing patients to continue certain IV treatments & other therapies in their own home.

How Does Health in the Home Work?

Health in the Home enables you to leave hospital earlier than would otherwise have been the case. You will continue to receive clinical care at home from our homecare team of specialised nurses, who keep your treating hospital team informed of your care. This service is backed up by a 24 hour patient helpline.

Why Do Patients Like This Service?

Patient satisfaction with home services are high due to the convenience and comfort of being treated at home, as well as the benefits of one-to-one personal care. Other benefits include removing the stress of staying in hospital, no travel or parking charges for visitors and less impact on daily childcare routine.

Some samples of treatments that are suitable for health in the home are:

- Pneumonia
- Respiratory tract infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Cellulitis
- Septic Arthritis
- Osteomyelitis
- Endocarditis
- Post Operative infections and wound management
- Negative pressure wound therapy

To Find Out More


Ask your consultant or nurse if your care could be delivered using our Health in the Home service. The cost of delivering your care is covered by Irish Life Health*.

Access to this service is subject to approval by your nurse/consultant and Irish Life Health.

If you are already using the service, the dedicated 24 hour patient helpline is: 01 427 6000