About the service
Our team of nurses can provide intravenous (IV) antibiotics to people in their own home.
IV antibiotics are given to people who have an infection that has not responded to oral (tablet) treatment or it is felt appropriate for them to have antibiotics in this way.
What is IV Therapy?
IV treatment is a slow 'drip' of medication into the vein over a set period of time, to deliver a constant amount of therapy. A needle is inserted into a vein and medication is administered through it. The needle is usually placed in a vein near the elbow, the wrist, or on the back of the hand. Different sites can be used if necessary.
What does receiving IV Therapy at home involve?
A nurse will visit your home to give the IV treatment you require. You will be given written and verbal information and advice, and help is available 24 hours a day.
What are the benefits to having IV Therapy at home?
- You will not have to stay in hospital
- You will stay independent and you may be able to return to work
- There is little travelling time or expense involved
- A nurse will review you at the time of treatment.
Who is this service for?
For adults aged 16 and over.
If you are a healthcare professional and wish to refer a patient to the IV Service, please visit our New Referrals page
Contact usNorth Somerset Community Partnership Castlewood PO Box 237 Tickenham Road Clevedon North Somerset BS21 9AX
- 01275 885465
- Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:30am - 10:00pm
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