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Dr Susan Newton


  • Palliative Care

Dr Susan Newton is a Palliative Medicine Specialist. She completed her undergraduate medical degree at University of Newcastle (UoN) NSW, and gained her Palliative Medicine Foundation Fellowship in 2000 (FAChPM). Since then she has completed a Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine (ECU) in 2000 and a Masters in Professional Ethics (UNSW) in 2005.

Dr Newton has 25 years of experience as a Palliative Care doctor in the public health sector, working at Mercy Hospice, Newcastle Calvary Mater Hospital; the Central Coast Palliative Care Service; and more recently, as Senior Staff Specialist in Palliative Medicine in the Hunter New England Local Health District (The Maitland Hospital).

Dr Newton is a member of the Australian New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine; The NSW Palliative Care Association; the Australian Medical Association; and is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle.

She is a published author (Palliative Care of the Older Patient in Geriatric Medicine, Nair et al) and is a former Subeditor in Palliative Medicine of The Internal Medicine Journal. She has presented papers to local, state, national and international conferences on The Virtual Hospice: an innovative end-of-life care programme she co-designed and directed, at The Maitland Hospital.

She is Director of Hearth Care, delivering consulting, education and telehealth services in Supportive and Palliative Care. Dr Newton is available to see patients at Maitland Private Hospital for inpatient care; in consultation, at home; or in Clinic.

Toronto Private Hospital, Cnr Cary Street and Excelsior Pde, Toronto NSW 2283
Phone: 02 4956 0102
Fax: 02 4950 5028

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