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Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Clinic - Royal North Shore Hospital

Ambulatory Care Centre (outpatient clinics)
Level 3 (main entry level)
Acute Services Building (main building)
Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Rd

St Leonards

2065

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Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Clinic - Royal North Shore Hospital

Contact us


General enquiries: (02) 9926 4366 or (02) 9926 7810 (Mon/Wed/Thurs) 

Fax: (02) 9926 4081 

NSLHD-Micro-InfectiousDiseases@health.nsw.gov.au 

 

Opening Hours

 

Thursday: 13:30 – 16:30 

 What we do

We provide assessment and management of: 

  • Acute and chronic viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections 
  • Fever of unknown origin 
  • HIV 
  • Extrapulmonary tuberculosis 
  • Bone and joint infections 
  • Skin and soft tissue infections 
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Travel-related infections 
  • Infections in transplant and other immunosuppressed populations 
  • Sexually transmitted infections 

 What to bring

  • Relevant microbiology results (serology, cultures, PCR, histology) 
  • Relevant radiology images and reports 
  • List of current medications, drug allergies and vaccination status 
  • Your referral letter from your GP/Specialist 

 When to visit us

Your GP or non-GP specialist is always your first step in seeking treatment for any condition. You will be referred to our service if your treating doctor feels that your treatment requires the input of infectious diseases or microbiology. Once we receive the referral it will be reviewed by a doctor and you will be notified of the outcome and next steps. Please allow at least 4 weeks for this process to be undertaken. We see patients either face to face or via telehealth – our team will let you know what the best option is for you. 

  

Please note that phone calls from the hospital will appear as a blocked number. 

  

If you have a scheduled appointment you will receive a reminder text message. 

  

Please allow a full morning or afternoon for your appointment. Some patients require a longer review and delays can occur. 

 How to visit us

Exit off Pacific Highway and the M1 will take you to the hospital on Reserve Road in St Leonards

Bus Route 114 stops directly at the hospital

The hospital is close to St Leonards train station

The hospital is a 5 minute walk from St Leonards Station

Street and multi storey car parking are available on the Royal North Shore hospital campus. Fees apply, so please check signage. Concession parking rates are available for patients and carers. Click here for more details.

The Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Clinic is located at Check in D.

When you enter the hospital walk past the yellow lifts. The Ambulatory Care Centre will be on your right-hand side between the orange and green lifts. Check in D can be found by turning left after you pass the enquiries desk.

 Referral information

Indications for referral for clinic appointment: 

  • Acute and chronic viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections 
  • Fever of unknown origin 
  • HIV 
  • Extrapulmonary tuberculosis management 
  • Bone and joint infections 
  • Skin and soft tissue infections 
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Travel-related infections 
  • Infections in transplant and other immunosuppressed populations 
  • Sexually transmitted infections 
  • Advice on appropriate diagnostic tests 
  • Interpretation of microbiology results 
  • Antibiotic advice and management 

 

Indications for urgent referral to local Emergency Department: 

  • Any signs of sepsis 
  • Acutely unwell patient 
  • Fever in a neutropaenic or significantly immunosuppressed patient 

  

Exclusion criteria: 

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome 

  

Out of NSLHD: 

  • Reason must be stated explicitly  
  • Resident of another LHD that does not provide the clinical service 
  • Continuing care of existing condition already managed by NSLHD 
  • Demonstrated complexity requiring services of NSLHD 
  • Compassionate circumstances, e.g. family, proximity, staff 

  

The following information must be included for referral to be accepted: 

  • Relevant history 
  • List of current medications 
  • Relevant pathology and imaging 
  • Previous infectious diseases reviews/assessments 

 

Providing more information will aid the triage process and enable your patient to be seen in the most timely manner possible 

  

Please submit referrals using the eReferral system through HealthLink, which can be accessed through most clinical software systems 

 
Alternatively, address letters to A/Prof Bernard Hudson & associates, or other specialist listed below 
Fax (02) 9926 4081 
Email: NSLHD-Micro-InfectiousDiseases@health.nsw.gov.au 

 

Referrals will be triaged, and your patient will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible. This process may take between 1-4 weeks. You will be contacted if more information is needed. 

  

Telehealth services are available for follow up patients. Face to face reviews is preferred for new referrals/patients. 

 Other information

Your Team 

 

A/Prof Bernard Hudson – Head of Department, Infectious Diseases Physician & Microbiologist 

Dr George Kotsiou – Infectious Diseases Physician & Microbiologist 

Dr Robyn Hardiman – Infectious Diseases Physician & Microbiologist 

Dr Melanie Figtree – Infectious Diseases Physician & Microbiologist 

Dr Shelanah Fernando – Infectious Diseases Physician & Microbiologist 

Dr Eunice Liu – Infectious Diseases Physician & Microbiologist 

Dr Alice Kizny Gordon – Infectious Diseases Physician & Microbiologist 

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