Available by appointment only.
The Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS) provides inpatient and outpatient services for the management of patients with infectious diseases. This includes the management of travel-related and tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis and hospital-acquired infections. VIDS has a strong links with public health, a focus on evidence-based medicine, optimisation of antibiotic use, and clinical research. The team of consultant infectious disease physicians includes experts in virology, fungal infections, infections in immunologic ally compromised patients, viral hepatitis, HIV infection, tuberculosis, travel health, antibiotic resistant organisms, hospital epidemiology and parasitology, and refugee health.
Ward 9 East is a purpose built facility for infectious diseases inpatient care. It has 20 beds with 14 single rooms. All rooms have monitored negative pressure ventilation systems providing optimal safety for patients and staff when patients with respiratory and other airborne infectious diseases require isolation. The ward also includes a unit with special facilities for treating patients with exotic diseases including the statewide service for Viral Haemorrhagic Fever.
-- Excellence in the care and management of patients with infectious diseases
-- A focus for advice and management of patients with exotic diseases and travel health needs
-- A web of interacting services for all aspects of research, teaching and practice in infectious diseases
-- Twice weekly outpatient clinics that provide management of patients with HIV infection, and sexually transmitted diseases, and health counselling before and after HIV testing
-- Treatment and investigation of viral hepatitis in collaborative clinics with infectious disease physicians and hepatologists
-- Travel health, and refugee health clinics
-- Management of Tuberculosis
-- General infectious diseases and Outpatient management of hospital-acquired infections.
At least one outpatient clinic is held each working day