Please note: This service continues to operate as normal during COVID-19.
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.
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
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
We only accept referrals from Leeds GPs and very occaisionally from patients with specific Wakefield postcodes.
Tel: 0113 2728620
Mob: 07960 727267
Chapeltown Health Centre,
07:15 - 21:00, 7 days a week
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