Meet Our Team

Dr Hodgkinson’s team at the clinic and day surgery is made up of both registered nurses and administrators who are highly experienced in the delivery of quality and safe cosmetic plastic surgical procedures and treatments. Our staff understand the patient journey and are here to help you on your way. In fact, many of us have had surgery by Dr Hodgkinson in our facility and can empathise with our patients from their initial information gathering, to their decision whether or not surgery is for them, to caring for them post-operatively and then finally sharing in the satisfaction of their final result.

We look forward to assisting you with any cosmetic plastic surgical procedures and treatments of your informational needs and to hopefully welcoming you to our facility soon.

MEET OUR CLINIC STAFF

clinic staff

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Tania El-Alami (Askin)

Patient Coordinator
(BN; USyd.)

Tania, a registered nurse, is responsible in preparing patients for surgery and coordinates not only the surgical schedule but ensures that all patients are fit and healthy as well as organized and understand what to expect pre and post operatively.

Tania has been working with Dr Hodgkinson since 2014.  Originally from the South Island of New Zealand, Tania relocated to Sydney in 1999 where she completed her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Sydney.   After a graduate year at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital Tania spent six years in Qatar working in health and fitness before joining the team at the clinic and day surgery.

Being a Registered Nurse (RN) is an integral part of her role; where ‘Effective Communication, Connection & Care’ are essential when discussing a patient’s health, building trust and preparing them ‘holistically’ for surgery.

Her engaging professional demeanor enables her to work fluently within all areas pertaining to Dr Hodgkinson’s surgical procedures, theatre scheduling and preadmissions; valuing the strong and trusting work and patient relationships she has forged along the way.

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Rebekah Collins

Administrative Coordinator

As Administrative Coordinator, Rebekah is available Monday to Friday to assist patients throughout their cosmetic surgery journey, from their initial enquiry through to their post-operative appointments. Rebekah has a wealth of knowledge about a wide variety of cosmetic surgical procedures and looks forward to speaking and corresponding with patients to help them wade through all the information out there to make an informed decision and to understand what is fact and what is fiction.

Rebekah is also responsible for Dr Hodgkinson’s and the clinic’s social media presence and looks forward to engaging with all prospective and existing patients through these channels and when visiting the clinic.  Rebekah also assists in the day to day running of the clinic.

Rebekah has been working in Dr Hodgkinson’s office since 2017. Prior to joining the team, Rebekah worked in the beauty industry as a makeup artist as well as spending time in the UK and working in a leading one doctor-led cosmetic clinic.

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Deborah Howell

Cosmedical Treatment Specialist / Surgical Assistant
(RN)

Deborah is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years’ experience, specialising in surgical assisting and non-surgical treatments. She worked for many years in London before returning as a highly experienced surgical assistant. Since then she has worked alongside Dr Hodgkinson, within his surgical team, and providing his patients with superior, professional post-operative care.

This side of her practice gives her a unique advantage through continual education provided by Dr Hodgkinson during surgical procedures.

Her loyal non-surgical clients for INFINI, anti-wrinkle injections, injectable fillers and vascular laser appreciate her gentle hand and conservative approach, achieving natural results whilst maintaining aesthetic facial harmony.

Deborah is currently completing her Masters in Nursing.

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MEET OUR DAY SURGERY STAFF

day surgery staff

Sue Newton Slater

Director of Nursing / Surgical Assistant
(RN)

Sue is a registered nurse who has Dr Hodgkinson for 30 years as his surgical assistant and as the Director of Nursing at his Double Bay Day Surgery. Sue enjoys not only working with the team of nurses and anaesthetists at the Double Bay Day Surgery but also with the patients and the great variety of interesting cases that present in Dr Hodgkinson’s practice.

Sue has also been on more missions for Operation Restore Hope Australia, Dr Hodgkinson’s charity than any other volunteer and has played an instrumental role in coordinating the medical supplies and operating theatres in the Philippines.

Sue’s background in theatres includes 5 years at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford as well as 10 years full time at St Vincent’s in Sydney and a further 10 years part time as a Cardiothoracic scrub nurse.

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Deborah Howell

Cosmedical Treatment Specialist / Surgical Assistant
(RN)

Deborah is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years’ experience, specialising in surgical assisting and non-surgical treatments. She worked for many years in London before returning as a highly experienced surgical assistant. Since then she has worked alongside Dr Hodgkinson, within his surgical team, and providing his patients with superior, professional post-operative care.

This side of her practice gives her a unique advantage through continual education provided by Dr Hodgkinson during surgical procedures.

Her loyal non-surgical clients for INFINI, anti-wrinkle injections, injectable fillers and vascular laser appreciate her gentle hand and conservative approach, achieving natural results whilst maintaining aesthetic facial harmony.

Deborah is currently completing her Masters in Nursing.

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Trish Riley

Recovery Nurse
(RN)

Trish has been a recovery nurse with Dr Hodgkinson and the day surgery for well over a decade. As well as working in recovery Trish also provides overnight care and support for international and interstate patients as well as our facelift patients.

Her caring nature, vast experience and professionalism gives the patients confidence either when waking from surgery or in settling in their post-operative routine in their first night after surgery. Trish understands safety, caring and service with years of experience as a first class flight attendant in addition to nursing.

Trish enjoys not only getting to know the patients but sharing their journey through cosmetic surgery with them.

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Joely Thomas

Recovery Nurse
(RN)

Joely trained as a nurse in the state of Ohio in the United States where she specialised in Oncology, Surgical Gynaecology, and Conscious Sedation. Since relocating to Australia she has worked in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, including intraoperative and postoperative care.  She has also worked with injectables and other skin rejuvenation procedures.

Joely joined the Double Bay Day Surgery in 2019.  She looks forward to taking care of you on your day of surgery from welcoming you and your support person to the facility and to being there for you when you wake up in recovery.  Her goal is to make your recovery period as easy and comfortable as possible. She brings a listening ear, a gentle hand, and a smile to help ease the recovery process.

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