Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Department is a leading centre in the diagnosis and management of all aspects of infectious diseases. We provide specialist care for those who have, or at a higher risk of, infectious diseases. We are specialists in community and hospital-acquired infections, infections in immunocompromised people and those with transplants, people living with HIV, and travel related infections. SCGH is the adult quarantine hospital for Western Australia and is co-located with the State public health laboratory. The department values and contributes to Australian wide research into infectious diseases and is dedicated to the teaching of junior doctors and medical students.

The clinical services provided include:

  • Inpatient consultations for infectious diseases management advice
  • Outpatient clinics in infectious diseases, including TeleHealth consultations
  • The SCGH Healthy Antimicrobial Prescribing Initiative (HAPI) for appropriate use of antibiotics for Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Osbourne Park Hospital (antimicrobial stewardship)
  • Outpatient IV antimicrobial therapy program (Home Link) for provision of intravenous antibiotics to patients at home in Perth and governance for some regional areas of WA
  • Low risk penicillin allergy delabelling service
  • Complicated Helicobacter pylori infections
  • After-hours service to SCGH doctors for infectious diseases management advice
  • Multidisciplinary meetings with other speciality teams
  • Close collaboration with PathWest microbiology

In addition specialist clinics are available in liaison with other services:

  • HIV – with Immunology specialists
  • Viral hepatitis – with Hepatology specialists
  • Multi-disciplinary foot, leg and ulcer clinic (FLUCM) – with Podiatry, Vascular Surgery and Endocrinology specialists



  • Dr Tom Gliddon (Co HOD)
  • Dr Penny Clohessy (Co HOD)
  • Dr Ronan Murray
  • Dr Julie Hart
  • Dr Eric Chu
  • Dr David Speers
  • Dr Siong Hui
  • Dr Astrid Arellano
  • Dr Matthew Skinner
  • Dr Alan Rogers


Outpatient Referrals

Routine referrals should be sent to the Central Referral Service (CRS) (external site).

Last Updated: 12/12/2022