Dr Graeme KayMedical Director (B.Biomed Sci(Hons); MBBS; FRACGP)
Dr Graeme Kay graduated from James Cook University, Townsville with a Biomedical Science Degree with Honours in Microbiology and Immunology in 2000. During this time his interest in research saw him involved with the research and development of a PCR detection assay for a parvovirus affecting the NQ aquaculture industry. Following this Graeme worked in Sydney manufacturing immune-detection assays for tropical diseases. He commenced his medical training in 2003 at University of Queensland which involved an attachment to Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW, Hyperbaric Unit. He has worked extensively throughout Queensland, working as an anaesthetic PHO at Rockhampton hospital before moving to Townsville to provide rural relief in locations from Palm Island to Hughenden. Whilst completing his Fellowship training in General Practice he worked at The Townsville Hospital Hyperbaric Medicine Unit between 2012 and 2013 as the senior registrar. In February 2013 Graeme received his FRACGP and joined the Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine in July 2013 after four months travelling through Europe with his wife and daughter. Graeme has been a qualified diving medicine practitioner since 2010. He has a strong interest in education, research and teaching. He currently has a research project underway in collaboration with SPUMS.
Dr Ohnmar AungVisiting Medical Officer (MBBS, FANZCA)
Dr Ohnmar Aung has started at Wesley Hyperbaric in March 2016. She also works as an Anaesthetist at Redcliffe hospital. During her provisional fellow year in 2014, she spent 6 months as a provisional fellow at the Hyperbaric unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. This is the start of her keen interest in Diving and Hyperbaric medicine. She received her FANZCA in 2016.
Ohnmar has a keen interest in research and is currently starting a research for Xerostomia for people who suffers from dry mouth after receiving head and neck radiation. Ohnmar is also a qualified diving medicine practitioner since 2014. Along with the professional team of nurses at Wesley Hyperbaric unit, Ohnmar hopes to use hyperbaric medicine to improve people’s quality of life.
Dr Tobias (Tobi) Trinks.Visiting Medical Officer (MD, FANZCA)
Tobi completed his training in Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 2004. We consider Tobi one of Germany’s finest exports who is now working at Logan Hospital as an anesthetist after completing his FANZCA in 2014.
Tobi completed the RAN Medical Officers’ Underwater Medicine Course and the Medical Support of Offshore and Saturation Diving Course before receiving his Diploma in Hyperbaric Medicine in 2016.
Tobi has been working at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Hyperbaric Unit as a VMO and joined Team Wesley in 2016.
Tobi has a desire to improve people’s quality of life, and a mischievous streak that involves tormenting his staff with practical jokes.
Claire PeaceSenior Administrator (WCHM).
Claire Peace joined us in June 2017 and holds the position of Senior Administrator for WCHM.
Claire has over 5 years’ experience in hospital administration, has a strong interest in developing core policies and procedures and has experience in assisting in the establishment of quality systems for accreditation processes. Claire also holds a certificate in Coding Medical Data.
Kyla MartinNurse Manager (B. Nursing, Cert in Hyperbaric Nursing)
Since 2014, Kyla has been a valued staff member at The Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine working in both the Advanced Wound Clinic and Hyperbaric Unit.
After completing her Bachelor of Nursing in 1999 Kyla has specialised in the critical care areas of cardio-thoracic and coronary care. A broad knowledge base has been gained while working in hospitals within Sydney, London and now Brisbane. Kyla has also spent time in the community, with a special focus on wound care, case management, palliative care and hospital liaison.
Kyla is passionate about the delivery of quality care, valuing professionalism and nursing excellence. Along with the team of specialist doctors and nurses, Kyla is here to provide a service that can help ensure the best possible outcome for you.
Billy HancockTechnical Manager & Safety Director
Billy completed 6 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, before focusing his attention on the Commercial Diving industry for the past 21 years, Billy has worked in all areas of Commercial Diving from a Saturation Diver, Air Supervisor, Life Support Supervisor and Systems Technician. Billy worked on the commissioning dives of the Korean Navy’s 450 Metre experimental dive system. Billy has also worked at the Darwin Hyperbaric unit. Billy returned home to Brisbane in 2014 to work at the Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine. Billy is a member the Hyperbaric Technicians & Nurses Association (HTNA) and an associate to the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).
Billy is the unit Safety Director and Senior Hyperbaric Chamber Supervisor. Billy is responsible for the daily systems, safety and operation of the first privately operated hyperbaric day hospital in Australia.
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