Dr Wendy Hawke
Dr Wendy Hawke
Dr Wendy Hawke is passionate about supporting women through a confident and natural birthing experience with minimal fuss. Her extensive experience and down-to-earth nature provide a calm, educated presence throughout your pregnancy. In a world full of complexities and concerns targeting pregnant mothers, her practical approach keeps the focus on you and your baby. She also provides a similar caring and pragmatic approach to women experiencing gynaecological issues in her care.
Dr Hawke completed her medical degree in 1991 in her native New Zealand before moving to Sydney in 1994 to commence specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) at The Royal Hospital for Women (Randwick). She completed her final two years of training in Salisbury and Portsmouth, United Kingdom, before returning to Sydney in 2002 to set up practice with Dr Coogan. Together, they have been providing obstetric and gynaecological care at Prince of Wales Private Hospital and The Royal Hospital for Women since that time.
Dr Hawke’s practice is predominantly obstetric, delivering babies at both POWPH and RHW. Having admitting rights at both hospitals aids in immediate access to extra services should any complex obstetric, gynaecological, medical, or surgical referrals be required for her private patients. She has a strong interest in diabetes in pregnancy having worked in the Diabetes in Pregnancy service at RHW since 2005 and been heavily involved with developing local guidelines for the service. She has chaired the maternity guidelines committee at RHW and been involved with both senior medical staff committees at POWPH and RHW over many years.
Dr Stephen Coogan
Dr Stephen Coogan
Dr Stephen Coogan offers patient centric individualised care to women and their families through pregnancies and beyond. As he undertook five years of physician training before making the move to O&G, he maintains a special interest in high-risk pregnancies with a background that has enabled a unique perspective into complex medical, obstetric and gynaecological issues. He liaises closely with subspecialty colleagues on a regular basis.
Dr Coogan was born and bred in Sydney, attending Sydney Grammar and The King’s School. He later completed his medical training in Ireland at The Royal College of Surgeons.
On his return to Australia in the late 1980s, Dr Coogan commenced the physician training rotation at St Vincent’s Hospital (Darlinghurst) before undertaking O&G training at The Royal Hospital for Women (Randwick), and Royal North Shore Hospital (St Leonards). He spent two years in Salisbury and Portsmouth, United Kingdom, before returning to Sydney in 2002 to set up practice with Dr Hawke. Together, they have been providing obstetric and gynaecological care at Prince of Wales Private Hospital and The Royal Hospital for Women since that time.
Dr Coogan has been involved in registrar training and supervision since 2002, and has been a member of the RHW Clinical Council, Chair of the Senior Medical Staff Council, a member of the area health Medical and Dental Appointments committee, on the LHD Senior Medical Executive Council, clinical liaison and supervisor of the GP Shared Care Scheme, and a member of the AVANT Medical Experts Committee.
In practice administration, Christine and Maria also ‘role-share’ as receptionists and personal assistants. Christine has been with the practice since the beginning in 2002, and Maria joined not too long after at the end of 2003. They both have a wealth of experience as medical receptionists and contribute enormously to the smooth and seamless management of the practice… as well as teaching Drs Coogan and Hawke a thing or two!
They are both invaluable assets to the practice with their calm, thorough, and friendly natures. Feedback is frequently received around how helpful they both are to obstetric and gynaecological patients alike. Please feel free to contact either of them if you have any questions when enquiring about a booking, or if you need assistance as a current patient of the practice.