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The Immunology Service provides assessment and management of the following conditions:

  • Inborn errors of immunity, primary and acquired immunodeficiencies.
  • Autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases:
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Vasculitis including giant cell arteritis, Takayasu arteritis, polyarteritis nodosa, ANCA positive vasculitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis
    • Sjogren’s syndrome
    • Inflammatory myopathies
    • Autoinflammatory syndromes (e.g FMF)
    • Scleroderma
    • Evaluation and treatment for Behcet’s disease
    • Evaluation and treatment for IgG4 disease
    • Undifferentiated autoimmune conditions
  • C1 inhibitor deficiency

The Allergy Service provides assessment and management of allergic conditions in all age groups:

  • Allergy/anaphylaxis to drugs, vaccine, insects, foods and unknown cause
  • Supervised oral allergen challenges to foods/drugs
  • Chronic urticaria refractory to antihistamines
  • Isolated angioedema
  • Eczema refractory to topical corticosteroids
  • Allergic rhinitis (hayfever) refractory to antihistamines and intranasal corticosteroids
  • Evaluation of possible allergic asthma
  • Mast cell disorders

The Anaesthetic Allergy Service provides assessment for patients in all age groups with perioperative reactions and investigates reactions to drugs or substances specifically associated with anaesthesia and surgery.

The Immunology Clinic is involved in management of HIV patients.  We provide outpatient care in collaboration with Sexual Health and Infectious diseases physicians in the Community Health Centre building of RNSH.

The Neuroimmunology Clinic is a collaborative multidisciplinary clinic to evaluate complex neuroimmunologic disease.  Referrals to this clinic are by Neurologists or Immunologists only.

The Immuno-ophthalmology clinic provides assessment and management for patients with ocular inflammatory disease.  Referrals to this clinic are by Ophthalmologists or Immunologists only.

The RNSH Immunology Clinic is unable to provide service for the following:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Elimination diets for food intolerance or behavioural manipulation

Our team:

Head of Department

  • Professor Suran Fernando

Staff Specialist

  • Dr. Jamma Li
  • Dr. Therese Boyle
  • Dr. Shruti Swamy- Paediatric Immunologist/Allergist

Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Reina Zaragoza

Administrative Staff

  • Jocelyn Purisima

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665 reviews
  • Joy Lankshear
    Joy Lankshear
    4 months ago

    Spent 8 days in hospital. All the nurses and doctors were fantastic. So incredibly grateful for a great public health system and for the staff at the hospital who go over and above to look after their patients.

  • Mani Baradaran Hosseini

    One of the worst hospitals in Sydney. In general public health system in Australia is horrible but this one was next level. 2.5 year old boy waited for 4 hours no doctor to see him. It’s 12 mid night I’ll take him home and tomorrow private hospital. Staff are rude unprofessional and guess what at the end all you get if you get is young fresh grad Emergency Doctor. Waste of people time and tax on public hospital!

  • Hana
    4 months ago

    I had 3 surgical procedures here. The theatre nurses and doctors were amazing. They let you feel so comforting and are so friendly. I’ve been here for just over a week in the ward, and although I miss my family dearly, the nurses that looked after me, will be dearly missed. All so extra friendly and inviting. My time has flown here, and never felt alone. So thank you so much girls and boys for making me feel welcomed xx

  • Shivani S
    Shivani S
    2 months ago

    Avoid the oncology / cancer ward. Scary place. They make elderly people die faster by giving them morphone drip. We lost 2 days with my Dad who had no pain because they gave him morphine drip and after that he started to deteriorate faster. It is 4 people to a ward here and the environment is just awful. Communication is very poor, care is poor. Understaffed. Some of the nurses were nice. Didn't see any doctor for days, doctor only came when I asked to stop the morphine drip and then the emotional manipulation started. Luckily we have friend of the family who's a surgeon who advised to stop the drip. I was told by nurses, by doctor not to not do this, but I listened to my surgeon who I trusted. I am horrified by the treatment here to oncology inpatients. This was the right decision to stop the morphine drip as my Dad came back to us and we managed to get some more time with him before he passed. Beware of this hospital - they kill people faster in oncology. My Mom was in orthopaedics ward here - no complaints there. Very very good communication - had a lot of calls post the surgery giving updates and communicating any of my Mom's needs which was really nice, nurses were very good, room was good - my Mom had her own room and food was good. Cafe is very nice, food is overall good. Still, due to the experience in oncology ward I personally will avoid this hospital and Hornsby hospital also.

  • Fahad Khan
    Fahad Khan
    8 months ago

    A hospital with a great atmosphere overall. Nice cafes with tasty food and other shops. Their coffee is a bit overpriced at $5.56 for a small beverage. Beautiful and colourful building inside out and awesome outdoor sitting area next to the main building entrance. Parking gets full early in the morning so it's sometimes hard to find a spot.

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