Out Patient Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT)
The Infectious Disease service is responsible for the supervision of outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT). Selected patients, who need antibiotic therapy through a drip, can receive their care in the comfort of their own home reducing the length of their hospital stay while maintaining optimal care. Before going home from hospital on OPAT, patients will meet one of the Infectious Diseases doctors and clinical nurse specialists who will ensure that this is best treatment for them and that they are comfortable with the plan.
Once at home, patients undergoing OPAT are reviewed in the ID clinic on a weekly basis for monitoring.
We are introducing online bookings for the Guide Clinic. For the initial Phase of the project, we are only catering for Non-Symptom STI Screening Tests and PrEP clinic appointments. We will look to bring other Appointment Types online soon, but for now only those patients with no symptoms can book online. For all other patients please see the Coming to See Us area of the website.
With the exception of the online booking for the Flu vaccination, Swiftqueue is only available for the STI Service.
Please follow Public Health Advice on Covid-19 regarding restriction of movement if symptomatic and the 14 day isolation on returning from Countries outside the "green list". dimiss