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We look after patients with general infections and healthcare settings including pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections and gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting).

Who are we?

We look after patients with general infections from the community and healthcare settings including pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections and gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting).

What do we do?

In addition we look after more uncommon infections such as measles, bone and joint infections, Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV as well as infections and illnesses contracted during travel to tropical regions such as malaria.

The regional adult unit for tropical and infectious diseases (TIDU) offers a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services, in close collaboration with other units involved in the management of different infections.

Being referred

Written referrals are accepted from medical practitioners in the community and from other hospital settings (we act as a tertiary referral centre for the North West). Referrals are generally triaged to the appropriate shared clinic/consultant of the week. If a specific consultant is required this should be made explicit.

Urgent outpatient referrals may be seen in the next clinic or assessed on one of the inpatient wards (discuss with consultant or specialist registrar via Royal Liverpool University hospital switchboard).

Contact us

Tropical and Infectious Diseases Unit
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
3Z Link
Prescot Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L7 8XP

0151 706 2000

Where are we?

  • Wednesday morning - K Clinic, Ground Floor, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  • Thursday afternoon - Princes Suite, Linda McCartney Centre, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
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