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Our community nursing team provides intravenous therapy for housebound patients in their own homes or in a community clinic, as an alternative to an extended stay in hospital.

We work with hospital based clinical nurses, Infectious Disease Consultants, Microbiologists and Specialist Pharmacists to provide a multidisciplinary approach.

We facilitate early hospital discharge for patients who are medically fit but require an extended course of intravenous antibiotic therapy. This approach allows us to most effectively use hospital and community healthcare resources, whilst moving away from historical over-reliance of acute hospital care, and reducing the risk of hospital acquired infections.Our overall aim is to improve patient experience, choice, wellbeing and quality of life.

We provide:

  • Intravenous administration therapies, up to three times a day.

  • Antimicrobials four times a day via a 24 hour ambulatory pump infusion.

  • Intravenous diuretic therapy pathway

  • Respiratory admission avoidance pathway

  • Blood sampling

  • Insertion and maintenance of venous access devices

  • Provide high quality, safe, holistic nursing care

Who's it for?

We help patients with:

  • Severe infections – such as meningitis, endocarditis, urology infections

  • Failure of oral therapy - cellulitis

  • Deep seated infection - abscess

  • Nil by mouth (unable to eat or drink)

  • No oral alternative- some multi-drug resistant infections

  • Diuretic therapy – heart failure patients

  • Diabetic foot patients

Referrals 

We only accept referrals from Leeds GPs and very occaisionally from patients with specific Wakefield postcodes.

Tel: 0113 2728620

Mob: 07960 727267

civas.lch@nhs.net


Ward J20, Gledhow Wing
St James' University Hospital
Leeds
LS9 7TF
8:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Sunday

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