Infectious Diseases

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 Care Unit.

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.

Last updated: February 22, 2016