Infection Management and Prevention Service

The Infection Management and Prevention Service (IMPS) provides clinical management of infections for inpatients and outpatients, including high risk groups and populations. Consultation services are provided to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital for complex, unusual or tropical infections such as bone and joint infections, brain infections, overwhelming sepsis, infections in immunocompromised patients and infections with multiple resistant organisms. Remote (telephone, telehealth, email) infectious diseases advice is also provided to all regions of Queensland and northern New South Wales. Our services include assessment, primary care and management of children with:

  • complex, unusual or travel associated infections or those on long-term intravenous antibiotics, in conjunction with the Hospital In The Home (HITH) service
  • congenital infections
  • recurrent infections
  • community needlestick injuries
  • tuberculosis, malaria and HIV and other blood borne viruses.

Clinics

Infectious Diseases and Immunisation (AEFI) Clinics
Level 3 (3c), Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Tuesdays  |  9am–1pm

Infectious Diseases Clinic
Level 3 (3c), Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Thursdays  |  1pm–5pm

Infectious Diseases and Hospital in the Home (HITH) Clinic
Level 3 (3c), Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Fridays  |  10am–12.30pm

Who can access this service?

New patients

Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 16th birthday.

Existing patients with complex care needs

Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 18th birthday (patients are usually transitioned to adult services by this time).

Catchment area

This service is available to children living in Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Do I need a referral?

You will need a formal referral to access this service.

How do I get a referral?

Referrals are accepted from:

  • general practitioners
  • paediatricians
  • hospital specialists.

Other referral information

In most cases children should be seen by a local paediatrician before being referred to the Infection Management and Prevention Service. However, this is not essential, especially for children with HIV or blood borne viruses.

Please bring a copy of your child’s immunisation history to your appointment.

Information for health professionals

Referral instructions

Children should ideally be reviewed by a local paediatrician before a referral is made to the Infection Management and Prevention Service. However, this is not essential, especially for children with HIV or blood borne viruses.

Parents should bring a copy of their child’s immunisation history to their appointment.

Clinical queries about referrals should be directed to the infectious diseases fellow via the hospital switchboard.
t: 07 3068 1111 (hospital switchboard)

Our team

Director

Dr Julia Clark

This service is available at

Medical (3c)
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

Level 3
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Contact details

Please contact the Patient Call Centre to confirm or change appointments.
t: 1300 762 831

Operating hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am–5pm.

Related services

Immunisation Services
Queensland Specialist Immunisation Service

Resources

View all infectious disease fact sheets