Melbourne Hand Surgery 

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Latest news: We request that you wear a mask when you attend our practice in person, and that you log your attendance via our Victorian Government QR code, by entering location code 3D7RE3 into the Services Victoria App or by writing your details on the physical register at our reception. Elective hospital surgeries are now unrestricted and you no longer need to have a COVID test prior to hospital admission. Dr Tomlinson is operating at The Avenue and Glenferrie Private; Epworth Cliveden is indefinitely closed at this time. 

All suitable consultations at Melbourne Hand Surgery are currently conducted via telehealth at our dedicated virtual clinic to maximise patient and staff safety. We have implemented enhanced hygiene measures in our rooms including acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser, face shields and physical distancing-related changes. We require that all patients provide a referral prior to booking an appointment so that we can identify and manage urgent and emergency conditions in a timely manner, and so that our surgeons can assess your suitability for a telehealth appointment and identify any further information or tests that might be required before your consultation.

Practice Staff

Surgeons:

Administrative Staff

  • 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.
  • Libby McLaurie
    Libby has over 20 years’ experience in customer service obtained in the aviation industry, and she then pursued a career in medical administration firstly in the United Kingdom and then here in Australia. Her love of meeting people and being able to help out when needed is very rewarding. Libby’s big love is the snow and is always off skiing every chance she can get. She has a love of children and animals and values family and friendships. 

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.
  • Fiona Davidson

On site hand therapy services provided by Action Rehab

Now Recruiting!

Melbourne Hand Surgery is 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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