Infectious Diseases

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.

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 (phone 6152 2222).

Information for GPs

Contacts

  • General enquiries/medical: phone 9431 2149
  • Administration assistant: phone 9431 2376
  • Head of Department: phone 9431 2376
  • Fax: 9431 2035

Referrals

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

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.     

 

Contact us

Location: Level 2, B Block, Alma Street
Phone: 9431 2149
Fax: 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: 6152 2222

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