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Infectious Diseases Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

The Infectious Diseases Unit provides services and care for people with a range of infectious disease problems.

In-patient care is focused on the treatment and management of patients with complex infectious diseases such as HIV and its complications, malaria and other travel-associated infections, meningococcal infection, endocarditis, fever of unknown origin, encephalitis, and meningitis.

Outpatients are seen in the outpatient clinics held in the Unit, the Day Therapy Unit or in the Private Practice Specialist Clinic.
The unit also provides ongoing education for the graduate medical program and post-graduate teaching.

The Infection Monitoring and Prevention Services

A comprehensive infection prevention and control program is available to help staff and patients minimise the risk of healthcare acquired infections. The consultancy and education service aims to ensure staff are updated and informed about infection control.  General Practitioners, community service providers and other hospitals are welcomed to access the consultancy and education service.

Special Interests

  • Malaria and travel-associated infections
  • Infections in the Immunocompromised Host
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Bone, Joint and Prosthetic Infections
  • Antibiotic Therapy, especially Outpatient Parenteral Therapy
  • Parasitology including Scabies.


Infectious Diseases Outpatients:
Level 6
Joyce Tweddell Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Telephone: (07) 3646 8761
Facsimile: (07) 3646 1388
Hours Open: Monday to Thursday 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Last updated: 30 June 2010