Infectious Diseases

About us

We provide inpatient and outpatient clinical infectious diseases consulting services for people with serious and complex community and hospital-acquired infections, including infections in the immunocompromised. Our service is integrated with the major tertiary Infectious Diseases service at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Our Sexual Health Service provides outreach clinical services in Fremantle and Rockingham, as well as clinics at Fremantle Hospital.

Our service takes primary responsibility for devising and implementing best-practice antimicrobial policies and protocols at Fremantle Hospital and has a lead role in the promotion of best-practice infection management and antimicrobial prescribing.

We also direct the activities of the Home Intravenous Antibiotic service within the Hospital in the Home (HITH) program and participate actively in the multidisciplinary diabetic foot ulcer and orthopaedic infection inpatient and outpatient services at Fremantle Hospital

Specialist psychological services with a focus on adjustment and mood disorders related to hepatitis C, HIV and sexual health are available within the department.

Patient information

We encourage you to be actively involved in all aspects of your health care and invite you to read the Patient First booklet found throughout Fremantle Hospital.

Hospital in the Home Clinics

These clinics are for the review of patients receiving home intravenous antibiotics under the care of the Infectious Diseases team. There is the capacity for direct GP referral of certain patients with conditions that may require home IV antibiotics (eg cellulitis, complicated and/or multiresistant urinary tract infections) for assessment and initiation of treatment in these clinics after direct telephone consultation with the on-site consultant Infectious Diseases physician.

Viral Hepatitis Clinics and HIV Outpatient Service

The Viral Hepatitis service and HIV Outpatient Service is based at Fiona Stanley Hospital's Infection and Immunity Service (telephone number +61 8 6152 2222).

Information for health professionals

Information for GPs

Contacts

Phone – General Enquiries/Medical: +61 8 9431 2149
Phone – Administration Assistant: +61 8 9431 2376
Head of Department Phone: +61 8 9431 2376
Fax: +61 8 9431 2035

Referrals

Medical referrals are required for all clinics. All requests for outpatient clinic appointments should be submitted through the Central Referral Service

Central Referral Service

Fax: 1300 365 056 

Post:
Central Referral Service
PO Box 3462
Midland WA 6056
Or via Secure Message (mMex) to:central@mmex.gsmhn.com.au

Postal address:
Infectious Diseases Department, Level 2, B block, Fremantle Hospital, PO Box 480, Fremantle 6959

Fax: +61 8 9431 2035

Latest research

We are pursuing research across FSH and Fremantle Hospital sites into the pharmacokinetics of antimicrobial drugs, with particular interests in home intravenous antibiotics and the treatment and prevention of orthopaedic implant infections.

Our cross-site service is also involved in:

  • collaborative research and multi-centre clinical trials in the fields of HIV, Chlamydia trachomatis and human papillomavirus infection, hepatitis B and C, and orthopaedic implant infections
  • other infection-related research protocols run through the ASID clinical trials network. 

    Education/training opportunities

    We are strongly committed to facilitating the provision of opportunities for continuing education and professional development to medical and nursing staff.

    Our team includes:

    • Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health Physicians
    • Infectious Diseases/HITH Advanced Trainee medical registrar and Infectious Diseases RMO
    • Nurse Practitioner in Sexual Health
    • Clinical Nurse Consultants –Sexual Health
    • Clerical support staff.

    Medical and nursing students from WA universities may rotate through the Infectious Diseases departments at Fremantle Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital. Students from interstate and overseas may also spend their elective placements in the department. Students receive both formal teaching and bedside instruction in important aspects of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases in inpatient and outpatient settings.

    The Staff Development Service provides a range of continuing education programs to support the learning needs of staff.

    Employment opportunities

    See current job vacancies (external site)

    If you are interested in casual/temporary employment as a clinical trials nurse running antimicrobial and/or HIV studies, please contact the Head of Department on +61 8 9431 2376.

    Contact us

    Location: Level 2, B Block, Alma Street
    Phone: +61 8 9431 2149
    Fax: +61 8 9431 2035

    Operating hours

    8.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday

    Hospital in the Home (HITH) Clinics

    Location: HITH Department, Level 2 B block, Fremantle Hospital 
    Hours: 8.30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday 

    Location: HITH Department, Ground Floor, Rockingham Hospital 
    Hours: 8.30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday

    Viral Hepatitis Clinics and HIV Outpatient Service

    Both services are located at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

    Phone: +61 8 6152 2222

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