Counties Manukau Health Infectious Diseases
Public Service, Infectious Diseases
The Infectious Diseases team is made up of specialists in infectious diseases with a registrar training in the discipline. The team liaises closely with the clinical microbiologists in the laboratory as well as specialist pharmacists, nurses and infection control personnel.
Click on links for information on our bio-containment unit.
Acute Patients Middlemore Hospital
If you are acutely unwell, your GP may refer you to the Acute Assessment and Admitting Service in the Emergency Department at the front of Middlemore Hospital. The Medical team working in the Emergency Care Department will look after you, and if your condition is considered to be an infection, advice may be requested from the Infectious Diseases specialty. You may be admitted to hospital for investigation and treatment.
Outpatients Manukau SuperClinic™
If the referral is less urgent and the referring doctor is requesting help in the management of your condition, the doctor will request an appointment in the Infectious Diseases outpatient clinic. Waiting times for the appointment depend on the urgency of the condition as outlined in the information supplied by your doctor, but vary between 2 weeks and 1-2 months.
- Manukau SuperClinic™ Thursday mornings.
Not all referrals are seen in a face-to-face consultation; instead your doctor may receive advice on how to manage your condition or investigate it further.
There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the Eligibility Directions specified criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any medical treatment you receive during your stay.
To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility
For any applicable charges, please phone the Accounts Receivable Office on (09) 2760060.
Prosthetic Joint Infections
The following set of guidelines represent a collaborative consensus from the orthopaedic, infectious diseases, microbiology, infection control and pharmacy departments at Counties Manukau Health (CMH) for the management of adult patients with suspected Periprosthetic Joint Infections (PJIs).… More
This guideline addresses the management of adult patients (≥15 years old) presenting to CMDHB with suspected native vertebral osteomyelitis/discitis (NVO).… More
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This page was last updated at 1:34PM on May 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Infectious Diseases.