Our son required 10 months of continued IV antibiotics treatment to be administered at home every 6 hours. Almond Care were the only agency available to support the demands of this regime at night by providing a qualified nurse able to compound and administer IVs at home for 3 nights a week. This was done on the basis of an NHS referral (commissioning) and provided much needed respite to me, as I was administering most of the home IVs myself.
The IV treatment regime was very demanding and being able to get 3 normal nights of sleep most weeks made a great difference. It helped me carry on for the remainder of each week and ultimately contributed to our son being able to stay at home and go to school as opposed to staying in hospital for months, despite his treatment. It was a precious and much needed professional help delivered by well qualified and friendly nurses.