Community Intervention Team

The Dublin South Community Intervention Team is a specialist nurse-led health service.

It cares for patients over sixteen years of age living in South Dublin with acute episodes of illness who require enhanced services or acute intervention for a defined short period of time.

This care is provided in the patient’s home or in our Shankhill clinic Primary Care Centre (every Wednesday 9.30 am to 5.00 pm).

Services provided:

  •   IV Antibiotic Administration - via Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Program (OPAT).
  •   PICC Line and Port Care including Chemo Pump Disconnection.
  •   Intramuscular & Subcutaneous Injections.
  •   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Early Discharge Assessments.
  •   International Normalised Ratio (INR) Monitoring.
  •   Male/Female Suprapubic & Urinary Re-Catheterisation.
  •   Sub-Cutaneous Fluid Administration.
  •   Phlebotomy.
  •   Palliative Care.
  •   Evening Support Calls.

Making a Referral

To refer a patient to the Community Intervention Team, you may wish to call first to discuss the referral.

Complete a South Dublin CIT Referral Form and email to or fax to (01) 498 7123

Please make sure to leave your contact number so that we can call to confirm or discuss the referral.

How to Refer a Patient for Intravenous (IV) Antibiotic Administration

All referrals for IV administration are done through the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Program (OPAT).

OPAT allows suitable patients on intravenous (IV) antibiotics to be discharged early from hospital and treated in their community setting by a team of specialist nurses

  1. The referring doctor should discuss the patient’s antibiotic treatment with microbiology/ID Team before referring.
  2. The referring doctor then completes the electronic OPAT referral which will then be sent on to CIT by the Management Control Centre (01 427 6000)
  3. CIT Requires a contact in the hospital (usually the OPAT Liaison Nurse or Referring Team) in case any issues or concerns with the patient arise while they are part of our service.

Contact Details

Phone: 01 498 7100 (9.30 to 17.00) or 087 979 2589 (9.30 am to 10.30 pm).

Fax: (01) 498 7123

The service is led by Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing (ADPHN)  Fiona O’Connor Power and a dedicated Nursing Team.