Practice Approach

If you are referred to Dr Ward, you will have an initial consultation with her prior to any surgery, followed by post-operative appointments.

Initial consultation

Following a referral by your GP, Dr Ward will meet you for an initial consultation to discuss your medical needs and advise on associated surgical procedures.

At this meeting, Dr Ward will speak to you about your medical history and answer any questions you may have.  She is likely to give you some information to take away to help you prepare for surgery.

Please bring any relevant X-rays to this appointment along with your Medicare and private health insurance details.

Post-operative appointments

Dr Ward recommends patients return for an appointment after surgery to check on progress and recovery.  This appointment is likely to take place two to three weeks after you are discharged from hospital.

After-hours service

Dr Ward’s practice also provides a comprehensive 24/7 after-hours service for patients in need of urgent care. If you are in need of after-hours care please attend the Mater Private Hospital Emergency Department (301 Vulture Street, South Brisbane). The team there will contact Dr Ward for you.