Community Intervention Teams

A Community Intervention Team (CIT) is a specialist, nurse led health professional team which provides a rapid and integrated response to a patient with an acute episode of illness who requires enhanced services/acute intervention for a defined short period of time. This may be provided at home, in a residential setting or in the community as deemed appropriate, thereby avoiding acute hospital attendance or admission, or facilitating early discharge. 

The CIT, through its fast-tracked provision of services enhances the overall primary care system, providing access to nursing and home care support, usually from 8am to 10pm, seven days per week.  Referrals are accepted from hospitals, GP’s and other community sources. 

 Services provided include:

  • Administration of IV antibiotics
  • Wound dressings
  • Acute anticoagulation management
  • Urinary related care
  • Ostomy Care
  • Medication Management
  • Enhanced Nurse Monitoring;
  • Care of patients with respiratory illness

(Louth also includes Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services)

Contact Details.

 

CIT Location  Landline  Fax
Dublin South 01 4987100 01 4987132
Dublin North 01 7044444 01 7044497

Meath

Kildare

01 4276000 01 4276099
Louth 042 9364210 042- 9389864
Galway 01 4276000 01 4276099
Limerick 061 483660 / 483679 061 483902
North Tipperary 067 46472 067 46490
Clare 065 6863260 065 6863262

Carlow/ Kilkenny; Wicklow; Waterford

South Tipperary

0818300030

059 9133968

E – referrals available in this area

Cork 1890 837427 021 4840093

Telephone the local CIT to discuss the clinical details of the patient, and fax the referral to the appropriate number outlined in the table above. 

Please note that you must await confirmation of acceptance of referral by CIT.

In you have any service difficulties please call the CIT/OPAT Management Control Centre at 01 4276000 which provides a national co-ordination role for these services. 

Resources

Management of Cellulitis in the Community