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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 Foundation 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.

  • Service Location:
    • 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 works with patients in the West Sussex area of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

    The teams are based in four areas of West Sussex:

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

    Coastal West: Chichester, including Arundel, Bognor Regis, Selsey, Chichester, Pulborough, Petworth and Midhurst

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

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

    Patients must be registered with a West Sussex GP.

    The service can be accessed in two ways, depending on the treatment required:

    • 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 - Patient line: 01273 696011 extension 6379 or 01243 623575
    For North - Patient line: 01403 907000 

    Email the IV Therapy Service: SC-TR.ivtherapynurses@nhs.net

  • 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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