Infectious Diseases Consult Service

The infectious diseases department provide an infection consult service to all areas and specialties within the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and at the Western General Hospital in collaboration with the department of Microbiology.  The service consists of three Infectious Disease (ID) consultants - Dr Oliver Koch, Dr Rebecca Sutherland and Dr Claire MacKintosh along with an ID registrar and a microbiology registrar.  Referrals are received either direct to the infection team or are unsolicited via positive culture results obtained by microbiology.  Advice on further investigation and management is given after a review of the patient and all the relevant results.

Contact details are: the microbiology duty room at the RIE ext 26086, ID consultant's secretary WGH ext 32841 and the ID registrar on call via WGH switchboard.

Last Reviewed: 13/05/2014