About PEHA

The notion of Private Emergency Health Australia (PEHA) came about from two long term friends realising that by combining skill sets and working together they could provide an emergency care solution that was superior for patients, the associated hospitals and its doctors. A solution that would also reduce some of the strain on the public health system and ultimately benefit the wider community.


PEHA is a health care provider offering specialist emergency care within the private and public sector. Focused on delivering high quality care and patient service, PEHA provides a holistic and superior offering, drawing on expertise and skills across both emergency care and innovative management.


Using our proven methodology, we operate emergency departments on behalf of our hospital partners, removing the day to day management and providing a superior level of emergency care to patients. We pride ourselves on short wait times, expert care, personalised service and follow up.


Our Vision

To revolutionise the emergency care experience.


Our Mission

To provide a holistic and superior emergency care solution for our hospital partners through both clinical and commercial expertise and a focus on high quality patient care and service.

Holistic & Superior Emergency Care Solution

As a specialist emergency care provider, PEHA has extensive experience in the set up and operation of emergency departments. We provide a complete solution to our clients. Our solution has been tried, tested and proven successful for all involved – our hospital partners, patients, doctors, stakeholders and the wider community.

High Quality Patient Care & Service

At the heart of PEHA’s offering is a commitment to high quality patient care and service. To support this, our doctors are emergency trained specialists aligned to these values; wait times are kept to an absolute minimum through our strong doctor network, ongoing roster review and procedures; and a personalised service and follow up is provided to each and every single patient that walks through our doors.

Clinical and Commercial Overlay

A common downfall in specialist offerings, particularly in the medical field, is a lack of attention to the commercial aspects of service delivery, which can impact significantly on the hospital and the patient experience. Core to PEHA’s methodology, is the appreciation and integration of commercial expertise, resulting in a more robust emergency care solution that also creates a stronger working relationship with our hospital partners.

PEHA Locations

Mater Private Emergency Centre, Rockhampton

31 Ward Street
The Range Queensland, Australia

Hobart Private Hospital Emergency Department

Argyle Street & Collins Street
Hobart TAS, Australia

PEHA Corporate Office

283 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane City QLD, Australia

Friendly Society Private Hospital, Bundaberg

19-23 Bingera St
Bundaberg West QLD 4670, Australia

Mater Private Emergency Centre, Mackay

76 Willetts Rd
North Mackay QLD 4740, Australia

Mater Private Emergency Department, Townsville

21-37 Fulham Rd
Pimlico, QLD, 4812, Australia

Tom Price Medical / Emergency Centre

854 Central Road
Tom Price, Western Australia, Australia

Paraburdoo Medical / Emergency Centre

Rocklea Road
Paraburdoo, WA, 6754, Australia

The PEHA Team

Dr Philip Gaudin

Clinical Director

Philip is a founding PEHA Director and has clinical oversight for all PEHA sites. He is also the Chair of the Private Practice Section for the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.

With more than 14 years of clinical experience in a wide range of medical settings, he is a capable and trustworthy leader and physician. Philip studied medicine and surgery as an undergraduate at James Cook University and worked at several public-sector sites across metropolitan, regional and rural and remote Queensland, before moving to Western Australia to undertake his fellowship at Royal Perth Hospital, a centre for excellence in both trauma and medical research.

Joshua Derrington

Commercial Director

Joshua is a founding PEHA Director and works closely with our hospital partners and the commercial aspects of running PEHA.

Joshua has 18 years’ experience in business and finance across multiple industries and geographies and currently holds a number of Non- Executive Board roles. He is also Head of Alvia Asset Partners, it’s Investment Committee and an Investment Committee Member to a number of high-net-worth families in Australia ($500M+). Joshua is passionate about health care innovation and believes there is a genuine opportunity to do good for the community over the long term by reducing burden on the public health sector.

Chris Twible


Chris is the CFO/COO and responsible for the overall financial and operational strategic direction of PEHA. Chris has over 17 years’ experience in professional services and highly regulated, care focused businesses. Chris is passionate about supporting and growing the PEHA team to deliver high quality patient care to communities around Australia.

Andrea Cracknell

General Manager

Andrea is the General Manager at PEHA and is responsible for business performance and operations to ensure the smooth running of PEHA’s emergency departments.

Andrea has 25 years of healthcare experience, starting her career as a radiation therapist delivering high-quality care to cancer patients. Andrea has transitioned into healthcare management, but her commitment to patient care has not wavered. As General Manager, Andrea is passionate about creating a positive environment to allow her team to deliver clinical excellence.

Dr Khalid Yousif

Clinical Advisory Board Member & PEHA Mackay Director

Dr. Yousif is the Director of the Mater Mackay emergency care centre, and an experienced Senior Consultant of eighteen years, with a focus on Emergency Medicine & Trauma, Adults and Paediatrics. Having worked and studied in both Australia and New Zealand, he is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. He holds full vocational registration with both AHPRA and NZMC.

Dr. Yousif provides oversight to emergency departments including supervision of junior staff, liaison with various medical & surgical specialities, bed managers, chief executives and ambulance officers & paramedics. Dr. Yousif has published several original research papers with the Emergency Medicine Australasia Journal and the British Medical Journal. He is also a supervisor and instructor of Emergency Medicine Diploma & Certificate candidates, for the ACEM College.

Dr Emeka Nwufoh

Clinical Advisory Board Member & PEHA Bundaberg Director

Dr Emeka Nwufoh is the Director of the Bundaberg Friendlies Hospital Emergency Department. Dr Nwufoh became a FACEM in 2013 and has since worked across several regional Queensland Emergency Departments, including previously holding the Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine position at the Hervey Bay and Maryborough hospitals.
Dr Nwufoh has served as an ACEM WBA coordinator and as a clinical lecturer for the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School. He is an Australia Day Achievement Award recipient for his contributions to Emergency Medicine Services.





Dr John Groemer

Clinical Advisory Board Member

Dr John Groemer is a member of PEHA’s Clinical Advisory Board and also sees patients as an emergency medical officer across PEHA sites. Dr Groemer has over 25 years of medical experience and provided General Practice services to the Department of Defence for 15 years.
Dr Groemer has extensive teaching and training experience, including supervising International Medical graduates, training registrars, and implementing educational programs for medical staff.

A/Prof Greg Treston

Clinical Advisory Board Chair

Associate Professor Greg Treston is an experienced Emergency Physician who has worked extensively in public and private Emergency Medicine across Australia. As a specialist in Rural and Remote medicine he has also worked at isolated rural health centres in both Australia and around the world. He has a strong interest in practical, clinical research and has authored or co-authored Emergency Medicine research papers for over 20 years, as well as numerous presentations at local, national, and international Emergency Medicine and Anaesthetic conferences. As Director of Emergency Medicine across a number of sites, he has driven improvement in Emergency Medicine performance metrics to facilitate safer, more timely patient management, facilitating better access to care for patients.




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If you are a FACEM or Doctor with skills and experience in Emergency Medicine and would like to join the team at one of our sites, please get in contact by emailing info@peha.com.au