The Department of Clinical Toxicology provides an inpatient service for the management of poisoned and envenomed patients. For the management of deliberate self-poisoning patients, the department combines with the Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry as the Hunter Area Toxicology Service.
Clinical toxicology research includes:
- Research leaders in drug-induced QT prolongation, treatment of paracetamol poisoning, the management of behaviourally disturbed adults, relative toxicity of drugs in overdose
- Extensive series of publications on venoms and antivenoms for snakes and spiders which is funded under a NHMRC Fellowship
Hunter Drug Information Service (HDIS) provides current, up-to-date, clinically relevant and unbiased medicines information and therapeutic advice to health professionals within the Hunter New England Local Health District.
Professor Geoff Isbister
Clinical Director Clinical Toxicology