Supporting Dr Turner is our friendly team of experienced qualified professionals who are dedicated to providing the highest standards. From the moment you enter or phone the practice, Dr Turner’s staff are there to ensure you experience the utmost patient care, comfort, and empathy with absolute confidentiality.
SKYE, PRACTICE RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
As our receptionist, Skye is the first friendly face you will see when you visit the practice. Skye takes the time to answer any questions that you may have, in person, over the phone or via email. Skye is always cheerful and friendly with her priority to ensure that your visit to our clinic is a pleasant one.
KEILLY, REGISTERED NURSE
“A theatre practitioner with 12 years public and private sector nursing experience, in the UK and Australia. I have integrated a diverse skill set in anaesthetic nursing and operating theatre environments including: trauma orthopaedic, emergency anaesthetic nursing and obstetric theatre nursing.”
Highly regarded by colleagues and clients for professionalism and an unrelenting commitment to excellence in patient care.
“I’ve always had a passion for caring for others and to be in a profession where you can accomplish that, is so rewarding. Nursing for me is both emotionally fulfilling and rewarding.”
IAN BRIDGLAND, ANAESTHETIST
– Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of New South Wales
– Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists UK
– Master of Science UK
– Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists UK
– Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
– Member of the Australasian Society of Anaesthetists
After graduating from the University of New South Wales in 1991 I spent four years working as a hospital doctor around the Sydney area and gained a wide range of experience in a number of specialties. I then travelled to the United Kingdom for five years and joined the Specialist Anaesthetist Training scheme, working initially in the South of England and later in Cambridge. Whilst in Cambridge I completed a Masters degree in the user interface aspects of anaesthesia monitors. Returning to Australia in 2001, I spent a further four years completing the specialist examinations and training required to practice as an anaesthetist in Australia.
Over the last decade I have focussed on providing anaesthetic services for a skilled group of surgeons in the specialties of plastic and reconstructive surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric and ear, nose and throat surgery. I have found over the years that people often don’t realise that the anaesthetist looking after them in a hospital is a specialist doctor who has spent many years training and maintaining their skills and knowledge. Another common misconception is that the anaesthetist is only present for a few minutes at the start of their operation. One of the more rewarding aspects of my job is being able to talk to people before their surgery when they are often feeling nervous and vulnerable, and give them the reassurance that they will be cared for by a skilled and dedicated specialist from the start of their surgery until they are safely awake in the recovery room.
DR KATRINA KANESALINGAM BSC (MED) MBBS (HONS I) FANZCA, SPECIALIST ANAESTHETIST
Katrina is a specialist anaesthetist registered with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. She studied Medicine at the University of New South Wales, before undertaking her anaesthetic specialty training through Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney, and completing a Fellowship at Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospital. She has an interest in plastic surgery, obstetric, paediatric, regional and airway anaesthesia.
She holds current Visiting Medical Officer appointments in both public and private hospitals across Sydney including Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Westmead Private, Norwest Private and Strathfield Private Hospitals, in addition to her work with Dr Turner.
Katrina loves working across a broad range of specialties within anaesthesia and finds the flexibility and variety that it offers as a career very balanced and rewarding. The practical and acute nature of the profession attracted her to a career in anaesthesia, and she enjoys the role of supporting and caring for patients through their hospital experience.
Dr Paul Ross BSc, MBBS, FANZCA Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Ross completed his undergraduate medical training in Queensland prior to moving to Newcastle for specialty training in anaesthesia. He then undertook a clinical fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada.
In addition to his work with Dr Turner he currently has an appointment as a staff specialist anaesthetist at the John Hunter Hospital where he is the supervisor of training. He is passionate about providing safe professional anaesthetic care across all health care settings.