Infection Services at Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District provides a comprehensive infection service dedicated to preventing and managing complex infections.
Clinical Infectious Diseases
We provide specialist advice on diagnosis and management of a wide variety of infections both within the hospital and in the Wellington/Kāpiti/Hutt Valley regions. We see people with:
- Infections after surgery
- Infections in immunocompromised people (e.g. having chemotherapy, immunotherapy or after an organ/bone marrow transplant)
- HIV infection
- Travel associated infections such as malaria, dengue and typhoid
- Complex community infections
Complex Outpatient Antibiotic therapy
We provide integrated care from hospital to the home for those needing prolonged intravenous or oral antibiotic therapy for complex infections. The COPAT team includes ID specialists, ID registrars and the Antimicrobial pharmacist working with the Community health nursing team.
We have a dedicated team of HIV trained physicians and a clinical nurse specialist who provide a free, confidential service to adults affected by HIV. This team works with patients and with those involved with their care to educate about HIV infection, help patients understand how best to take their medications, provide a link between specialists and primary health care and connects patients with ongoing support services where needed.
For any queries in relation to HIV Service, please contact
Clinical Nurse Specialist (HIV) | Infection Services
Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley
P: +64 (04) 806 2610 | M: 027 444 1967
The aim of the antimicrobial stewardship team is to provide support to antimicrobial prescribers throughout the hospital in order to optimise the use of antibiotics to reduce harm to patients and improve outcomes. Integral to the team is the Antimicrobial pharmacist. We also provide education and support for community prescribers where possible.
Infection Prevention and Control
This team includes Infection prevention specialists with nursing, infectious diseases and microbiology backgrounds. The aim is to ensure a safe working environment across the healthcare services in hospitals and the community within our region that minimises the risk of infection to patients/residents, staff and visitors. We provide support for Aged and Residential Care facilities across the region. We work closely with Regional Public Health on infections with public health risk including outbreak and pandemic management.
Research and Education
Our team is active in providing education on issues related to prevention, diagnosis and management of infections and contribute to regional and national research projects relating to infection. We have links with University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington.