Now more than ever, we need infectious diseases experts.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is Victoria’s quarantine hospital for infectious diseases.

The Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS) provides inpatient and specialist clinic services, including management of travel and tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, community acquired and health-care associated infections, including infection in patients with impaired immunity.

We have a strong focus on links with public health, hospital-acquired infections and optimisation of antibiotic use.

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The RMH Infectious Diseases Physician receives $3.9 million MRFF grant
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Last updated 13 December 2022