Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)

OPAT service

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) is the treatment of patients for infections requiring intravenous (IV) antibiotics, as an outpatient.  The OPAT team at Wythenshawe Hospital is part of the Infectious Disease service and provides expert infection management and enables IV therapy to be delivered to patients in a variety of ways, following the British Society of Antimicrobial Therapy (BSAC) Good Practice Recommendations for OPAT in Adults and Children in the UK.  Treatment options include patients receiving treatment in their own home, in the Infusion Centre at the Wythenshawe hospital or be taught to self-administer their own therapy.  The OPAT team treat a variety of infections and most patients are required to attend our weekly OPAT clinic based at Wythenshawe hospital. For patients with mobility issues, we offer an option of remote clinical review via Skype.

The OPAT service at Wythenshawe hospital also specialises in providing a cellulitis service for acute skin and soft tissue infections based at the infusion centre and provides an expert invasive line insertion service specialising in the insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) and midlines.

Location

 The MFT Infectious Diseases service is based at Wythenshawe Hospital.

The OPAT service is based at ward F11 (OPAT Infusion Clinic) in the Orange Zone but OPAT Thursday clinic takes place in the North West Lung Centre located in the Yellow Zone near Entrance 3, off Southmoor Road.

The closest parking is in the main visitor car park, located in front of the Acute Block.

Contact Us

Email: opat@uhsm.nhs.uk

Telephone:  0161 291 4207

Fax: 0161 291 5806

Hospital to hospital referrals via fax, within hospital referrals on EPR.