Infections are commonly encountered throughout infancy and childhood, and may range from mild and self-limiting to severe with longer-term complications. Prompt diagnosis and management of an infectious illness can not only ameliorate disease but also provide assurance as to the nature of the illness and minimise transmission.
Maternal infections during pregnancy may also have an impact on the developing foetus. Timely counselling in pregnancy is key to understanding potential foetal and infant outcomes following infections in pregnancy, as well as appropriate antenatal and postnatal management strategies.
Developmental Paediatrics offers a Paediatric Infectious Diseases clinic with Dr Adam Bartlett and Dr Phoebe Williams who have sub-specialty expertise in diagnosing and managing infectious diseases encountered across the full age range of childhood, from the unborn baby to the adolescent.
Adam and Phoebe offer twice-weekly clinics to provide prompt access to a specialist paediatric infectious disease service that can assist with the following:
- Acute febrile illnesses
- Chronic and/or recurring infections
- Prolonged febrile illnesses
- Immunisation advice
- Antenatal and postnatal care plans and follow-up
A referral by a General Practitioner is required.
Dr Adam Bartlett is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician with appointments at Sydney Children’s Hospital and Northern Beaches Hospital. He has an academic position at UNSW, with research interests including paediatric HIV infection and neglected tropical diseases.
Dr Phoebe Williams is a Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician who completed her clinical training at Sydney Children’s Hospital alongside a PhD within the Nuffield Department of Medicine at The University of Oxford (UK).
Please note: some infectious diseases are life-threatening and require immediate assessment and management in an Emergency Department. Our service cannot provide such high-level acute care, and should you suspect a severe life-threatening illness please contact 000 or present to your local Emergency Department.