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Infectious Diseases - public patients


This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to the Infectious Diseases service at Mater Hospital Brisbane.

Scope of Service

This service includes referrals for patients with HIV. 

Referrals for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C should be sent to Gastroenterology

This service does not offer diagnosis or review of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Referral Criteria

Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:

Pathology results that prompted the referral and any previous pathology results.

Mater Adult Referral Form

Referrals can be faxed to 07 3163 8548.

Anticipated Waiting Times for Appointments

Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority

Examples only (not a complete list of referrals accepted). This should be used as a general guideline only – categorisation will be based on the individual referral.


-  Bone or joint infection

-  HIV

-  Recurrent skin infection

Most patients are seen within 2 weeks in usual situations. Most patients are seen within one month in usual situations. Most patients are seen within 2 months in usual situations.


Our Specialists

Dr Paul Griffin Director of Infectious Diseases
Dr Joseph McCormack Infectious Diseases Physician
Dr Sumuda Britton Infectious Diseases Physician
Dr Nicola Townell Infectious Diseases Physician


Bulk Billed Clinics

Mater Health Services offers patients the opportunity to attend bulk billed clinics. To provide your patient with the opportunity to attend a bulk billed specialist clinic, please provide a named referral to one of our specialists listed above.

Contact Us

If you wish to discuss a referral with a medical officer from this specialty, please contact 07 3163 8111 and ask to speak with the infectious diseases registrar. 

Alternatively, contact the Clinical Nurse – Referral and Appointment Management Service on 07 3163 6866.

Content reviewed 21/03/16


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