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Intravenous (IV) Therapy Service (Brighton & Hove)

The Community IV Therapy Service supports and facilitates early hospital discharges by providing and supporting the delivery of IV therapy within the primary care setting. The aim of the IV service is also to reduce hospital admissions by developing and delivering community IV pathways including the GP initiated Cellulitis pathway within the Brighton and Hove area. This provides patients with an alternative care setting and improves the patients'

  • The IV Team offer expert clinic support/advise to health care professionals within the Trust
  • throughout the year.
  • The IV Team provide training and support for patients/carers wanting to self administer IV therapy within the community setting
  • The IV service provide advise and support for patients requiring IV therapy within the community , providing Information leaflets to patients relating to their Vascular Access Devices (VADs)
  • The IV Team deliver Intravenous antibiotics following appropriate pathways
  • The IV Team provides care and support for patients with Central venous access devices

Our service is for people who have a Brighton and Hove GP only. You may live in Southwick but if your GP is in Brighton and Hove, then you can be referred to the service.

Our service covers three areas of Brighton and Hove, East, Central and West. East covers Woodingdean, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Hollingdean, Moulsecoomb, Coldean and Whitehawk. Central area covers Withdean, Patcham, Preston Park, Varndean and West covers Hove, Hangleton, Portslade and Mile Oak.

  • Service Location:
    • Brighton
    • Hove
  • How To Access:

    The public cannot make direct referrals to our service. Referrals are made via GPs to avoid hospital admission and from hospital staff discharging patient into our service for IV therapy.

    Referrals are accepted from GPs via Professional Support Line on 0300 130 3045 which covers the community.

    Patients can also be referred to our service from departments in any hospital including A&E, AMU, ACU, CDU and all wards via Single Point of Contact on 01273 242117.

  • Contact Details:
    Dyke Building 1st Floor
    Brighton General Hospital
    Elm Grove
    Tel: Single Point of Contact 01273 242117
    Fax: 01273 242291
  • Opening Hours:
    Intravenous (IV) Therapy Service (Brighton and Hove operate and are available between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year.
  • How to find us:
    IV Therapy Service
    D1 Brighton General Hospital
    Elm Grove
    BN2 3EW
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