Hunter Women's Health Centre, Newcastle, NSW
02 4959-3883
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
After hours messages will be returned 
 the next business day. 

About Us

About Hunter Women's Health Centre

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Hunter Women’s Health Centre are committed to caring for women of all ages, in the full spectrum of their gynaecologic and obstetric health. We offer the most up-to-date diagnostic and management of women’s health care needs from adolescence to the most mature woman.
Our small, but dedicated, team at Hunter Women’s Health Centre are not only experts in providing comprehensive safe obstetric care but also in making your entire journey informative and thoroughly enjoyable. Similarly, when gynaecologic issues arise, we are here to explain and guide so that, together, we can provide the expertise to manage your concerns.
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If you would like more information about anything we do at Hunter Women’s Health Centre, our staff, location or hours, then head over to our FAQ section. Or if you need to know more about any of the services we provide, visit our Services section. Or if you just like to read what our practice is up to, then our Blog section will keep you “in the know”.

If it would make you feel more comfortable, drop by the Hunter Women’s Health Centre in Toronto, and check us out before you make a decision. We are happy to answer any questions and, in fact, encourage you to ask as many as you need to feel comfortable. If you prefer, contact us via email, FB or Twitter. When you are ready, just let us know. 

Meet the Hunter Women's Health Centre Team

Dr Bailey
John graduated in 1983 as a Registered Nurse and worked in Sydney until 1988. After meeting the American girl of his dreams in 1986, who happened to be in Australia on a USA work visa, they were married in 1988. He and his new wife then moved to the US where he worked as a Registered Nurse in Denver until he returned to university. After becoming Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2002, John worked as a generalist Ob/Gyn until 2009 when he, his wife Roxanne and their four children decided to move back to Australia. In 2010, John opened his own solo practice with Roxanne as his nurse. John loves what he does and it shows in the relationships he builds with his patients.
Dr Thomas
Penelope graduated from medicine in Liverpool, England in 2000 and came to Australia for a holiday in 2003. She met her husband on that visit and never returned permanently to the UK, practising in Queensland and NSW ever since. She took time out from her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology to have two children, and completed her Australian Fellowship in 2015. Currently she is an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at Manning Hospital, an educator with the University of Newcastle training our new doctors, and is completing a Diploma in Ultrasound. She loves her profession and feels privileged to be able to help women in this role.
Roxanne graduated as a Registered Nurse in the USA and has worked extensively both in the USA and Australia. She recently graduated with her MBA from the Australian Institute of Business. She is the happy mother of four grown children; three of which are still at home and one who is studying in Adelaide. Roxanne loves newborn snuggles but is just as eager to hold a patients hand when they are hurting. Roxanne’s passion is serving others and she is always on the lookout for a new adventure. When not at work, Roxanne loves spending time with her family (including her new grandson), reading, gardening, and crafts of all sorts.
Sarah has been practising Nursing and Midwifery for 13 years in various settings in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Katherine and Ngukurr in the Northern Territory, and a working holiday in the UK. She is committed to advocating for patients and their families, providing them with patient-focused care. During her free time, she is chasing after her two active sons, exercising the dogs, working in the garden and a few craft activities for fun
Dee joined our practice in May 2014. Dee brings to the practice experience in office administration, practice management, enrolled nursing and pathology. When not at work Dee enjoys cooking, candle making, soap making and gardening. She is passionate about farm life and having a Palaeolithic lifestyle, which she says is a work in progress! Dee and her husband also enjoy volunteering their time and expertise in the Pacific Islands and most recently in the Solomon Islands
Jessica completed Year 12 in 2012 and worked full-time as our only receptionist until February 2014. She has since moved to Adelaide to complete a medical degree. Jess returns on a casual/part-time basis for relief work. She is passionate about people, healthy living, and medicine. Although fulltime study makes spare time a rare luxury, Jess enjoys basketball, reading, and rock climbing.
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