Welcome to Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) 

OPAT (Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy) is a service that offers patients an alternative to an inpatient stay, once they are otherwise fit for discharge, whilst they continue and complete their course of intravenous antibiotics.

It is also a service offered to patients who have presented to their GP, walk in centre, A&E, or other outpatient setting with an infection that requires IV antibiotics but doesn’t require admission to hospital.
Our aim is to expedite timely discharges from hospital and prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital.

Depending on the infection being treated, the treatment choice and the length of the treatment required, we are able to offer various options of how treatment is delivered.

These include the option of:

  • Daily visits to the OPAT clinic
  • The opportunity for self administration
  • Community IV Nurses

It is the responsibility of OPAT nurses to ensure that the most appropriate delivery methods are adopted for each individual patient.
We also provide a PICC service to any inpatient within RHH and any outpatient. This service runs Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm.

Clinic days, times, locations

The Sheffield OPAT Service is run by a specialist team of Nurses, Doctors and Pharmacists. We are based on I2 in The Royal Hallamshire Hospital. We are open 7 days a week, 8am – 4pm.


For more information contact:

  • Dr Kat Cartwright, Lead OPAT Consultant
  • Dr Chris Durojaiye, Lead OPAT Consultant
  • Sister Bev Davies, OPAT Senior Sister

01142712605, OPAT on I2 at RHH


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