Intravenous Therapy Team

Intravenous (IV) Therapy
IV team nurses are experienced and highly skilled in providing intravenous therapies to patients for a wide range of conditions. The treatment is administered into a vein and aims to prevent avoidable hospital admissions or enable those in hospital to be discharged earlier.
Treatment is provided to anyone over 18 across Liverpool, North and South Sefton and we care for patients in  local clinics and will also deliver care to housebound patients.
The nurses provide clinical support and leadership to other healthcare professionals and deliver teaching sessions on all aspects of care and maintenance of vascular access devices and the administration of intravenous antibiotics.
Treatment provided
• IV antibiotics including a hospital and GP cellulitis pathway
• Blood and Platelet Transfusions
• IV Zolendronic Acid  for Hypercalcaemia of Malignancy.
South Sefton
• IV antibiotics including a hospital and a GP cellulitis pathway
• Epidural Analgesia.
North Sefton
• IV antibiotics including hospital cellulitis pathway.
How to access
Referrals are accepted from GPs, Secondary and Tertiary care and local hospices using the attached referral forms and must be completed via SPC 0300 3233 0240. Prescription sheets for blood transfusion must be completed by a Doctor.
Hours of work
The service is operational 7 days a week including Bank Holidays between the  hours of 830am and 5pm
Contact Us
Liverpool  0151 285 4696
Sefton 0151 475 4280
By Fax: 0151 296 7848

Referral forms can be found here