The Infectious Disease service is responsible for the supervision of outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT). Selected patients, who need antibiotic therapy through a drip, can receive their care in the comfort of their own home reducing the length of their hospital stay while maintaining optimal care. Before going home from hospital on OPAT, patients will meet one of the Infectious Diseases doctors and clinical nurse specialists who will ensure that this is best treatment for them and that they are comfortable with the plan.
Once at home, patients undergoing OPAT are reviewed in the ID clinic on a weekly basis for monitoring.
We are introducing online bookings for the Guide Clinic. For the initial Phase of the project, we are only catering for Non-Symptom STI Screening Tests and PrEP clinic appointments. We will look to bring other Appointment Types online soon, but for now only those patients with no symptoms can book online. For all other patients please see the Coming to See Us area of the website.
MONKEYPOX: If you are concerned that you have symptoms of Monkeypox or have been a close contact of somebody with Monkeypox please phone the clinic in advance of your appointment. Please DO NOT walk in. This will enable us to arrange appropriate care for you. Please phone (01) 416 2315, Option 1.
Vaccinations against Monkeypox are currently not yet available at the GUIDe Clinic. This website will be updated as information is made available to us.
In line with public health guidance, please DO NOT attend the GUIDe clinic if you have symptoms of COVID19 or are a COVID19 contact.
Online STI bookings: www.swiftqueue.com please book into the appropriate clinic. Appointments are released regularly so please check back for availability. There is no walk-in STI service.