Below are the key senior staff members related to matters concerning junior doctors


lucy reed

Director of Emergency

The boss

Email Lucy:

Paul pielage

Infinite wisdom

Email Paul:

Farida khawaja


State Deputy censor ACEM

Email Farida:

Nick scott

FACEM, FRCEM, FIMC RCSEd, DipTRM RCSEd, Dip UMC RCSEd, MBchB(Hons), BSc(Hons)Physiotherapy


Email Nick:

I have practised Emergency Medicine, Prehospital & Retrieval Medicine and Disaster Medicine in several countries and austere environments and so it was a natural progression to work at the Launceston General Hospital!
My interests include trauma, emergency airway management, clinical governance (I look after the M&M) and now training. I examine for the RCS Edinburgh with insight into question writing and exam structure which will help complement the other ACEM examiners in the department – (we’re all here to make you the best emergency medicine physicians and of course get you through your Primary and Fellowship exams).
I have many hobbies and love the outdoors, but probably excel the most at Wine, Beer or Gin tasting…

Marcus yong

WBA coordinator

EMC/ EMD supervisor

Email Marcus:

Fiona cowan

JMO coordinator



Email Fiona:

Sangeeth mohan

Email me:

Anita avesta

Fellowship exam program

Email Anita:

Making the move to Launceston in 2021, I am originally from sunny Queensland and have undertaken my Emergency Medicine training in Brisbane, Bundaberg and on the Gold Coast; before going on to spend the last few years at Queensland Children’s Hospital. There I honed my skills in bubble blowing, glove animals and Paediatric Emergency Medicine through working in ED, PICU and Paediatric Retrievals. I truly love caring for our smallest patients and their families however am really excited to also be returning to adult emergency medicine. Signature dish: Cheesecake. Signature holiday: on a mountain +/- snow skiing. Bringing with me my Danish Husband who is excited for the cooler Tassie climate and new trails to explore”.

Jess McDonald

Emergency Medicine & Paediatric Emergency Specialist



natalie burch

Mentoring coordinator

Email Nat:

key nursing staff members

Nurse unit manager (ED NUM)

  • David Harris
Clinical nurse educators
  • Stuart Davidson
  • Erika Hepburn Chilcott
  • Marni Carswell
Clinical nurse consultants
  • Shaun Probert
  • Bronwyn Burgess
  • Louisa Grant
clinical nurse practitioners
  • Pam McGee
  • Michael Holroyd

Shift Coordinator

This is the nurse in charge of the shift, and plays a vital part in the smooth running of the department. This nurse manages patient flow, booking beds, monitoring referrals, discharging to wards, liaising with doctors, nurses, allied health, ambulance, police etc. It is a very busy role which can be made much easier with good communication from the doctors on the shift.

Nurse Practitioners

They generally work in Fast Track but can be flexible when required round the department. They are a great source of information and assistance, particularly for procedural skills.

Tasmanian Ambulance Service (TAS)

We have a good relationship with TAS and work closely with them. Please respect their unique role in the patient journey and listen to their handover/ read their notes. They will use the IMIST-AMBO criteria for handover.

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