COVID-19 outbreak alert: Residents in Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Preston, Broadmeadow, Dallas & Roxburgh Park are encouraged to get tested.
The Austin Health Department of Infectious Diseases provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases services to Austin Health (including Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre) as well as to a number of regional hospitals in Victoria.
Our department has close links with the Department of Microbiology at Austin Health. We have dual-trained Infectious Diseases Physicians and Medical Microbiologists on staff. We also work closely with the Communicable Diseases Unit, Department of Health, the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, the University of Melbourne Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Department of Medicine, and the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (now co-located at the Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity, Melbourne).
The Austin Health Department of Infectious Diseases was the co-ordinating centre for Hand Hygiene Australia and has a very active research program aimed at addressing clinically relevant infectious disease problems. The Department has many active collaborations with clinical and basic researchers in Australia and overseas.