Infectious diseases service
The Infectious Diseases service in the Bay of Plenty provides care for inpatients (hospital based) and outpatients (home based) at both Tauranga and Whakatāne Hospitals.
There are weekly clinics in infectious diseases, viral hepatitis and HIV.
Hospital in the Home services are available, where appropriate, for patients requiring longer term intravenous antibiotic therapy. This is accessed via the ID team, run by the District Nurse service. The infection service is also supported by an antimicrobial pharmacist.