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

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

Joshua Derrington

Commercial Director

Joshua is a founding PEHA Director and is involved in the running of PEHA and particularly the day-to-day commercial aspects of our hospital partnerships.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.

Dr Philip Gaudin MBBS FACEM

Clinical Director

Philip is a founding PEHA Director and the Clinical Director across PEHA’s various sites. 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.After being awarded his Fellowship he moved back to Queensland to be closer to family, and since 2017 has been the Director of the Mater Emergency Department in Townsville, and has had clinical oversight for all other PEHA sites. Furthermore, he is the Chair of the Private Practice Section for the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.

Sorana Walker Healy

Relationship & Culture Manager

Sorana is the Relationship & Culture Manager at PEHA and is responsible for managing PEHA’s relationships with its partners and stakeholders.Sorana has set up and managed the day-to-day operations of various departments and is a key member of the PEHA team when opening up new emergency department sites. Sorana draws upon this experience and her strong focus on customer service, attention to detail and stakeholder relationships to drive a positive and engaged culture across our departments.

Stacey Oelkers

Operations Manager

Stacey is the Operations Manager at PEHA and is responsible for implementing the processes and systems needed to ensure the smooth running of PEHA’s emergency departments.Stacey has 17 years’ experience in healthcare along with degrees in both medical science and business. Stacey started her career as a scientist before progressing into management roles and is driven by the aim of providing the best service possible to patients. Stacey is passionate about supporting PEHA staff to deliver the highest quality emergency care in Australia.

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Join Us

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 Sorana Walker Healy: swalkerhealy@peha.com.au