I have a recurrent resistant bacterial infection which often requires treatment with antibiotics via injections. Are there such options available in the community or does this always have to be treated in a hospital setting?


Yes, community Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) service is a community team which delivers intravenous (IV) antibiotics (antibiotics via a drip) in a community setting as an alternative to inpatient care. It allows patients who are medically stable and whose only reason for admission or an extended length of stay in hospital is the requirement for IV antibiotic therapy to receive their treatment at home. The service offers a highly clinically efficient, cost effective and safe alternative to inpatient care. This service is provided locally by your local health authority.