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Please contact your GP or call 111 if you feel your symptoms are worsening at home and you are feeling unwell.
Worsening of symptoms may include:
You will be discharged from hospital with an intravenous line if we feel you need further IV antibiotics before we can switch you to oral tablets.
We will organise for you to return for daily antibiotics in our ambulatory care area either at the Princess Royal Hospital or Royal Sussex County Hospital until our community team is ready to administer your antibiotics at home instead. The OPAT team will phone you once home treatment is available.
Your treatment plan may include:
Note: Contact numbers and opening times are subject to change. Please call the main hospital telephone numbers if you are not able to get through to the right team.
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this article is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: August 2019
Review Date: November 2021