Intravenous (IV) Therapy Team

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.

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 Single Point of Contact (SPC) 0300 3233 0240 email  Prescription sheets for blood transfusion must be completed by a Doctor.

Hours of work

The service is operational seven days per week including Bank Holidays between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm

Contact us

Liverpool: 0151 285 4696

Referral forms can be found here