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Auckland DHB Infectious Diseases

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Description

The infectious diseases service at Auckland City Hospital contributes to the care of people with a wide variety of infections both within the hospital and in the Auckland/Northland community.
We directly look after a small number of people on the infectious diseases ward (Ward 68), Level 6 of the new hospital building. We also see a large number of people who are being looked after by other services throughout the hospital to offer advice on the appropriate management of problems due to infection.
We see a large number of people with non urgent problems in our outpatient clinic on Level 6 of the Support Building. Click here for directions to the Clinic.
 
We see people with:
HIV infection
›  infections after surgery
travel associated infections such as malaria, dengue and typhoid 
tuberculosis involving organs other than the lungs
infections after organ/bone marrow transplants or in people whose immune system is suppressed for other reasons
infections that will require prolonged intravenous antibiotic treatment that we can often arrange to give at home – OPIVA service.
 

Consultants

Hours

The Infectious Diseases Service is available for consultation 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The Community HIV Team is available from Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Procedures / Treatments

  • Inpatient service

    What to expect?

    If your general practitioner (GP) feels you require an urgent assessment for an infectious disease problem they will discuss this with one of the infectious diseases doctors and you will be seen at Auckland City Hospital.… More

  • Outpatient service



    What to expect?
    If your general practitioner (GP) feels you require a non urgent assessment you will be referred to our outpatient clinic.… More

  • Community HIV Team

    This team consists of Nurse Specialists and a Social Worker who provide a free, confidential service to adults and children affected by HIV, Monday - Friday (9am - 5pm).  The service is very much patient-directed and is available to people in hospital, the community and at outpatient clinics.… More

  • Outpatient Intravenous Antibiotic (OPIVA) Service

    The OPIVA Service provides assessment, training and ongoing support for patients requiring an extended period (usually 2-6 weeks) of intravenous antibiotic treatment.… More

Charges

New Zealand citizens or people who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to free health care.
Persons not ordinarily resident in New Zealand will be required to pay the full cost of their treatment. If you are not a New Zealand Resident, or were not born in New Zealand, please bring your passport to your appointment.

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Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours for inpatients on the infectious diseases ward (Ward 68) are from 11am to 8pm each day.
You may be able to negotiate times outside of these hours with the charge nurse, coordinator of the shift or person in charge after hours. This will depend on the patient's health and whether they are in a single or 4 bed room.
If the patient is in a 4 bed room we ask that there are only 1-2 visitors outside normal visiting hours to respect privacy of other patients.
If the patient is in a single room and sick they may have someone stay overnight with them.

Contact Details

Auckland City Hospital

Central Auckland

Outpatient Clinics Contact Centre:
(09) 638 0400 or 0800 728 436 (if you live outside of Auckland)
7:00am - 10:30pm weekdays
8:00am – 6:00pm weekend

or scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

Fax: (09) 638 0403


Infectious Diseases General Enquiries: Phone: (09) 307 4949 ext.22970 (Vai Westholm)

OPIVA Nurse: 021 242 8298 or (09) 307 4949 ext 29165 (virtual)

Community HIV Team: Phone: (09) 375 7077 confidential service (direct dial)

2 Park Road
Grafton
Auckland 1023

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Street Address

2 Park Road
Grafton
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

Private Bag 92 024
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142

This page was last updated at 9:39AM on July 27, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Infectious Diseases.