Melbourne Hand Surgery 

Coronavirus update: Melbourne Hand Surgery has mechanisms to protect our patients and staff while we continue to provide healthcare services. All consultations are now conducted via telehealth (phone or videoconference), except where we have previously confirmed the requirement for an in-person physical examination or wound care management.  Only emergency surgery is being conducted in hospitals for the foreseeable future, in keeping with Government directives. 

If our practice is unable to physically open for business at any point in the coming weeks or months we will communicate this to existing scheduled patients via email and SMS (please do not attempt to reply other than with Y or N to an SMS, as the automated system does not facilitate this). Incoming telephone calls and receipt of voicemail messages may be temporarily affected by such a change. We will use this website banner to update you on changes to our practice and the availability of non-urgent procedures and surgery in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for your understanding as our entire community works through these unprecedented and rapidly evolving times together (last updated: 4 April 2020).

Practice Staff

Surgeons:

Administrative Staff

  • Mikaela Broadbent
    Mikaela is from East Gippsland and she has completed her Diploma of Nursing at ACU and wishes to continue with the Bachelor of Nursing in the coming years, and work in wound care management. When Mikaela isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, travelling, and trying out local cafes and restaurants.
  • Kelly Fraietta
    Kelly believes that a medical receptionist's role is to provide quality customer service with compassion, understanding and efficiency. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Kelly has over 10 years of customer service experience with a background in management. Being a part of a European family she is very family oriented; it is the core of who she is and what she does. Kelly loves engaging with people of all ages and walks of life. She can generally be found curled up with a book or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Kelly is an ambitious person who goes above and beyond for all around her. She values respect, hard work and honesty.
  • Elizabeth Northover
    Elizabeth made her move from Gippsland to Melbourne in 2015 to undertake her Bachelors in Biomedical Science at Deakin and her Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Sciences at Monash shortly after. Since completing her courses, she has been keen to take some time away from studying and put her all into developing both her career and her personal skills. Elizabeth enjoys taking advantage of new opportunities to learn and to put her passion for Health & Science to use by providing high quality patient care. When Elizabeth finds some free time between her two jobs, she likes to spend it socialising, exploring what Melbourne has to offer and visiting her family back in Gippsland. 

Practice Nurses

  • Beth Coates
    Beth has held an avid interest in plastic surgery nursing since her first exposure as a junior nurse at St Vincent's Hospital in 2010. Her post graduate studies in reconstructive plastic surgery nursing were completed in 2012, and today Beth works part time at St Vincent's Hospital as an Associate Nurse Unit Manager on their ENT, plastics, and vascular surgery ward. Beth enjoys working at the Practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and has a special interest in treating ear deformities in infants using non-surgical molding techniques. When she is not working, Beth loves to travel, listen to podcasts, and work in her garden.
  • Priscilla Crocker
    Priscilla is a Clinical Nurse Specialist with specialist expertise in the areas of perioperative and day surgery nursing. She has a passion for high quality patient care in the perioperative environment.  Priscilla has a Diploma of Management and when not working she enjoys travel, photography, and spending time with family and friends. Priscilla works on Fridays in our practice and has worked with Dr Tomlinson since 2006. 
  • Selina Milton 
    Selina is a registered nurse who has 15 years of nursing experience and has worked in a variety of clinical specialties. Selina has post graduate qualifications in peri operative nursing and has worked for the last 7 years in areas such as anaesthetics, recovery, operating theatre as scrub/scout nurse, and endoscopy. In 2015 while on maternity leave Selina wanted to fulfil her passion in cosmetic nursing so she completed a post graduate diploma in cosmetic nursing through Australian Academy Of Cosmetic Dermal Science which has given her the qualification to provide anti-wrinkle injections, dermal filler injections, microdermabrasion, skin needling, and chemical peels, along with IPL and laser qualifications. Selina enjoys providing non surgical cosmetic procedures and has a special interest in dermal filler injections and the science behind skin. Selina prides herself in working with clients one on one, creating a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to help patients look and feel their best. She believes that patient education along with dedicated homecare is vital in the client achieving optimal results. When Selina is not working she enjoys to spend her time with her son, husband and family whether that be going for a bike ride, watching a movie, planning family holidays or heading out to a favourite Melbourne cafe for breakfast.
  • Gabrielle McCann
    Gabrielle is a registered nurse who works part time providing procedural nursing assistance in our practice and also in a Melbourne dermatology practice. When not assisting with procedures and post operative care, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 
  • Sarah Anning
  • Fiona Davidson

On site hand therapy services provided by Action Rehab

Now Recruiting!

Melbourne Hand Surgery is now seeking an additional hand surgeon. If you are a plastic or orthopaedic trained hand surgeon who is interested in joining a dynamic, progressive surgical practice that is committed to delivering excellence in hand surgical treatment please contact Dr Jill Tomlinson on (03) 9427 9596. Practice set up assistance including practice management services is available. 

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