Intravenous (IV) Therapy Service (West Sussex)

The role of the Community IV Therapy Service is to support and facilitate early hospital discharge and avoid admissions of patients to acute trusts through delivery of IV therapies at home. The IV Team supports and trains community nursing teams within Sussex Community NHS Trust to enable the safe administration of IV medications to patients within their care. The development of IV clinics, in some areas of the Trust, is supporting a greater number of patients to remain within the community and for us to deliver care closer to home.

Coverage

Arundel, Billingshurst, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, Crawley Down, Cuckfield, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Henfield, Horley, Horsham, Lancing, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Petworth, Pulborough, Rudgwick, Selsey, Shoreham, Southwater, Southwick, Steyning, Storrington, Worthing

How To Access

The IV Therapy Service delivers to patients in the West Sussex area of Sussex Community NHS Trust.

The teams are based in four areas of West Sussex:

Coastal South: Worthing, inluding Southwick, Shoreham, Lancing, Worthing, Littlehampton, Steyning, Storrington, Henfield

Coastal West: Chichester inluding Arundel, Bognor Regis. Selsey, Chichester, Pulborough, Petworth, Midhurst

North: Crawley including Horsham, Crawley, Southwater, Billingshurst, Rudgwick, Horley (only patients registered with a West Sussex GP)

Mid Sussex: Haywards Heath including Burgess Hill, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, Crawley Down, East Grinstead

The Service can be assessed in two ways depending on the treatment required. (Patients must be registered with a West Sussex GP):

  • Medical Health Professional (e.g. GP/Consultant) referrals only
  • For ‘active treatment’ of a diagnosed infection (e.g. cellulitis) or supportive treatment for a longer term conditions. The patient and treatment will need to fulfil the ‘eligibility criteria’ set by the Trust to be accepted for IV therapy at home.
  • Medical Health Professionals, Registered Nurses, Patient/relative/carer.
  • For patients requiring weekly flushing/maintenance care of their vascular access device.

Contact Details

All referrals are to be made via One Call:

One Call North: 01293 228311
One Call Coastal: 01903 254789

For Coastal – Patients line: 01243 815845
For North – Patients line: 01403 227000 x7355

Opening Hours

All referrals are to be made via One Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Response to the referral by the IV Team will be between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank holidays)

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