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Mater Emergency Department Coming Soon A sudden trip to an emergency department can prove to be a stressful experience for patients and their families but knowing you will receive prompt, compassionate and high-quality care from experienced health professionals brings much–needed piece of mind. A new private emergency department, currently under construction at the Mater Hospital Pimlico, will be headed up by James Cook University-trained doctor and emergency physician Dr Philip Gaudin. “If my little girl is sick, I want to take her to a facility that’s close; I want cleanliness, expediency and kindness and I want to receive emergency healthcare from professionals who are highly skilled,” Dr Gaudin said. “I believe North Queenslanders deserve the same access to private emergency care as our south-eastern counterparts. Regional areas like Toowoomba and Geelong have been benefitting from private emergency care for some time and this will give the Townsville community a choice when it comes to emergency care.” Dr Gaudin, along with his wife Stephanie who is an occupational therapist,15-month-old daughter Lucy and Bruce the French Bulldog are embracing their move back to the tropical North.

“I believe North Queenslanders deserve the same access to private emergency care as our south-eastern counterparts.’’ “We have strong family ties here and I love the North Queensland way of life,” he said. “I have such happy memories of Townsville especially fishing and playing for the University Hawks AFL team and touch football. I have already signed up to play touch for the Sharks this year.’’ After graduating from James Cook University in 2006 and working around the regional nooks of North Queensland, Dr Gaudin headed west to embark upon his specialist training at the renowned Royal Perth Hospital and in 2015, attained his fellowship with the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.



Main photo: Dr Philip Gaudin. Top Right: Dr Philip Gaudin with daughter Lucy, wife Stephanie and Bruce, the French Bulldog.

Duo Magazine August 2017  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of our community.