"Having IV s at home"

About: City Hospital campus / Respiratory medicine

(as the patient),

I use to spend a lot of time in the hospital with chest infections until my consultant said I could be treated at home. So I had a portacath fitted and I'm on my second week of treatment at home. The O PAT Nurses and the community nurses come three times a day to give me my antibiotics. It is better than being in the hospital and I don't feel any intrusion with the nurses coming into my home, instead I feel like a friend is visiting me. Everyone is so kind and always ask me on their visits if I am feeling ok. Nothing is to much trouble and I can go out between treatment too. Also, when I was in the hospital I couldn't eat anything so had to have fortisips supplements but I have managed to eat normal food with home treatment. So thank you the nurses team you are fantastic.

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Responses

Response from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

It is pleasing to hear that you are benefiting from treatment at home and are doing well. We are sure our partners in the community who provide this service will appreciate your message of thanks too and will ensure they are sighted of this.

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Response from City Hospital campus

This feedback was originally posted in October 2014 via the Patient Opinion website. There is presently a technical problem with the NHS Choices website. This means a back log of comments are presently being pulled from the Patient Opinion website later than usual. We have escalated our concerns to the NHS Choices team, who have assured us that their team are working to resolve the problem. We responded to this post back in October 2014. This lovely feedback was shared with the staff involved at the time.

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