The Infectious Diseases service in the Bay of Plenty
provides care for inpatients (hospital based) and outpatients
(home based) at both Tauranga and Whakatāne Hospitals.
There are 2 consultant clinics weekly in Infectious Diseases and
2 in Viral Hepatitis. There are also 2 monthly HIV
clinics. A large consultancy service is run to all
specialities in the hospital including daily input to the Intensive
Hospital in the Home services are available, where appropriate,
for patients requiring longer term intravenous antibiotic
therapy. This is accessed via the ID team, run by the
District Nurse service. The infection service is also supported by
an antimicrobial pharmacist.
February 22, 2016