Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases (ID) Department provides a service in all aspects of infectious diseases, including community and hospital-acquired infection, infections in immunocompromised people, people living with HIV, tropical and travel related infections, antimicrobial (antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals) use. SCGH is the adult quarantine hospital for Western Australia and is co-located with the state public health laboratory.

The clinical services provided include:

  • Inpatient consultations for infectious diseases management advice
  • Outpatient clinics in general infectious diseases, including TeleHealth
  • The SCGH Healthy Antimicrobial Prescribing Initiative (HAPI) for appropriate use of antibiotics for Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital patients (antimicrobial stewardship)
  • Outpatient IV antimicrobial therapy program (Home Link) for provision of intravenous antibiotics to patients able to be managed at home
  • After-hours service to SCGH doctors for infectious diseases management advice

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 Matt Skinner (Head of Department)
  • Dr Ronan Murray
  • Dr Tom Gliddon
  • Dr Penny Clohessy
  • Dr Julie Hart

Outpatient Referrals

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

Last Updated: 01/10/2021