Simone joined Orrong O&G in January 2013. Simone is a qualified secondary teacher who spent the last 5 years conducting comprehensive health assessments on individuals with complex needs. She has also spent time working in administration at the Alfred Hospital.
She recently returned to work after giving birth to her second child (delivered by Dr Percy) and is passionate about customer service and healthcare. When Simone’s not running after her two young boys she enjoys her boxing and pilates and any opportunity for sleep, rest and relaxation.
Simone will likely be a first point of contact at Orrong O&G and looks forward to assisting patients with all bookings and related queries.
Justine joined Orrong O&G in February 2011 from her previous position at Masada Maternity Hospital. She has re-entered the workforce after taking a break to enjoy her growing family. Justine is friendly and professional and will likely be your first point of contact in assisting with your bookings and inquiries.
Justine compliments Orrong O&G with her 15 years experience as a receptionist specialising in customer service. Recently, Justine completed her Advanced Certificate in Medical Administration.
Justine enjoys running and keeping fit. She prioritises being involved in her children’s life especially with their activities and sports.
Sally is originally from Sydney and began her nursing career at the Royal North Shore Hospital, completing her Certificate in General Nursing in 1982. She then worked at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as a Registered Nurse in the General Surgical Unit. In 1984 Sally completed her certificate in Midwifery Nursing, working as a midwife in Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Hospital. She moved down to Melbourne in 1987 to go to the Melbourne Cup, and never went back home. Sally broadened her experience with a position as a personnel consultant in recruitment for Drake Personnel.
Sally returned to clinical nursing in 1989 working in the Orthopaedic unit at Epworth hospital, and subsequently commenced at Masada hospital in Surgical and Medical wards, discharge planning and pre-admissions. Her current role at Masada specialises in assisting gynaecological and dermatological procedures and wound care. Sally has continued her Professional Development by completing a Bachelor of Nusring, courses in Wound Management and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
With Sally’s experience in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology, she assists Dr. Percy and Dr. Nathan with procedures such as colposcopy and IUD insertion, and with antenatal care during your pregnancy. Sally has a warm manner and is expert at holding hands during procedures for anxious patients.
Sally has a husband, two children, and a dog called Shnitzel, she lives locally and enjoys walking. You may contact Sally on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays on (03) 9005 3888 and she will be happy to help you out with your Gynaecology query.
Sidney was a high school physical education teacher and taught for 5 years in schools in WA and London. Sidney returned to Australia to start a new career path in information technology. Sidney progressed into software testing, installations and support before managing client accounts. In 2005, Sidney combined his qualifications and worked with an IT company that only delivered solutions to the education market. His IT, training and customer relations skills have transferred into his Practice Management role. He is also an able handyman.
Sidney has an interest in motorsports and drives competitively in racing sprints occasionally. In his spare time he is a gourmand and keen skier. Sidney brings a ‘can-do’ attitude to Orrong Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
PRACTICE MIDWIFE AND NURSE
Michelle started her career as a registered nurse at the Children’s Hospital Westmead after completing a Bachelor of Nursing at University of Technology Sydney. It was whilst working on the children’s cardiothoracic unit that she developed an interest in working with families. Michelle was drawn to Midwifery as a way of expanding her knowledge of newborns, little did she know that she would find an amazing new dimension to add to her career.
Michelle believes that pregnancy and birth are normal life events, and that through the provision of education and support, women can have positive birthing experiences, that will continue to empower well beyond their child bearing years.
You may contact Michelle on Thursdays and Fridays on (03) 9005 3888
PRACTICE MIDWIFE AND NURSE
Sandra has been working as a Nurse and Midwife for the past 30 years, of recent times spent at Masada Ramsay Hospital as well as Freemasons Hospital, East Melbourne. Sandra worked for a Private Obstetrician for 10 years prior.
Sandra enjoys travelling the world and has trouble relinquishing the ‘travel-bug’. Places Sandra have visited include Israel, Egypt, Switzerland, France, Ireland, UK, etc
Sandra has an infectious smile that she brings to our practice every day. She thrives on conducting antenatal classes and sharing her wealth of knowledge in this subject area. She also enjoys writing stories and knitting.
Sandra can be contacted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on (03) 9005 3888.