Clinical forensic medicine

We examine and treat victims and alleged perpetrators in criminal investigations. Our service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our scope includes:

  • collecting and interpreting medical evidence for court
  • documenting and interpreting injuries
  • providing toxicological advice to the Coroner
  • providing evidence and advice in healthcare-related death investigations.

We provide medical advice at death and crime scenes. We also provide expert clinical and medico-legal opinions in court relating to:

  • fitness to appear or to be interviewed
  • traffic medicine
  • clinical effects and toxicology of alcohol and drugs.

Our medical staff are utilised by the Queensland Police Service, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Coroners Court of Queensland.

Clinical Forensic Medical Unit

Email CFMU@health.qld.gov.au
Phone
+61 7 3405 5755
Fax
+61 7 3405 5744

Postal address and location
51 Herschel St
Brisbane Qld 4000

Last updated 23 February 2018