The NHS is offering new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with coronavirus (COVID-19) who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill.
Two types of COVID-19 treatment are available:
- Sotrovimab is a biological medicine. It is also known as a neutralising monoclonal antibody (nMAb).
- Molnupiravir is an antiviral medicine.
These treatments can help some people manage their COVID-19 symptoms and reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill.
They are provided at special clinics held in Covid-19 Medicine Delivery Units (CMDUs), one of which is based at Airedale Hospital.
Information about who is eligible and full details about the treatments are available on the NHS.UK website
If you haven’t yet received a letter from the NHS, but think you are eligible you can ring NHS 111 or your GP. You will need to have received a positive PCR test result (ie showing you have tested positive for Covid-19), not just a positive lateral flow test.
If you have been referred for treatment you will receive full details of the clinic time and date, and contact details.
Airedale’s CMDU clinic is based outside our new theatre block, just off the Outpatients’ car park at Zone A. You will need to arrange your own transport to the clinic.
As you turn into the hospital site, turn right and follow the signs saying COVID-19 Medicine Delivery Unit (CMDU) down the hill.
There are two clearly marked parking spaces for people attending the clinic.