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Albury Wodonga Private Hospital for your hospital care. Owned and operated by Australia’s largest private hospital operators, Ramsay Health Care, Albury Wodonga Private Hospital is considered one of the finest and most comprehensive private hospitals in rural Australia.

In recognition of our commitment to excellence in quality patient care and customer service, Albury Wodonga Private Hospital is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.

Albury Wodonga Private Hospital provides an extensive range of inpatient and day patient services all located on site for the convenience of our patients. Equipped with advanced medical, surgical and diagnostic technology, the Hospital and our team of highly skilled practitioners are able to provide the very best in medical, surgical and psychiatric care


The Hospital prides itself on the expertise of the doctors, nurses and support staff who are part of Albury Wodonga Private Hospital, and the high quality of our services. At all times, we strive to achieve our mission:
‘ To be the premier health care facility in the region, providing acute inpatient and community-based services'.
‘We are people caring for people'


  • Breast Care
  • Cardiac Angiography Suite
  • Day Surgery Unit
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • High Dependency Unit
  • Lap Banding
  • Learning and Development Unit
  • Minor Cardiac Procedures
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Pathology Service on site
  • Pharmacy on site
  • Physiotherapy
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Radiology on site
  • Stomal Therapy
  • Urology and Continence Services
  • Vascular Surgery


  • Dental
  • ENT
  • General Surgeon
  • Gynaecologist
  • Laproscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Neurological Pain Management
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial
  • Orthopaedic
  • Paediatric Surgeon
  • Paediatrics
  • Physician
  • Plastic
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
  • Urology
  • Vascular


Mr John Appleyard
John Appleyard has been practising as a dental surgeon since 1981. Born in 1958, graduated from the internationally regarded Dental School of The University of Adelaide.
He is married with two young children.
During the latter part of his studies, he won a Defence Force Scholarship in 1979, awarded by selection for his academic and clinical excellence. He served as a Captain Dental Officer in the Army until the middle of 1984. During 1983 and 1986, Mr Appleyard undertook post-graduate hospital resident training in Oral Diagnosis, Oral & Plastic Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial, Head & Neck Cancer Surgery, and Orthodontics in Scotland and England. This was associated with the Faculties of Dental Surgery, Royal Colleges of Surgeons, Edinburgh & England.
In 1992, Mr Appleyard travelled to Sweden to undertake advanced surgical and prosthodontic (crowns/bridges) training at the prestigious Branemark Institute for dental implants. Mr Appleyard is an Accredited Advanced Implant Surgeon/Practitioner.

Mr Appleyard maintains his knowledge through regular attendance at post-graduate courses. Advanced training in Sedation, and extended study in Orthodontics has been undertaken, as well as in Endodontics & Periodontics.
He is also a Member of the Australian Dental Association, British Dental Association, Federation Dentaire Internationale, and the Irish Dental Council. He receives and studies six post-graduate international dental journals per month to maintain currency with latest advances in the profession.
While Mr Appleyard is not a specialist, his extensive study and overseas experience have allowed him to successfully treat patients in almost all facets of dentistry.
Mr Appleyard is the Consultant Dental Surgeon to Tallangatta Health Service, and Senior Visiting Staff Dental Surgeon to Albury Base Hospital. In addition to full admitting & operating rights to the above two hospitals, Mr Appleyard has full admitting & theatre rights at Albury-Wodonga Private Hospital and Albury Day Surgery.
Mr Appleyard has recently been appointed to the American Association of Orthodontics, and also the American Association of Functional Orthodontics

Ms Eliza Tweddle
Eliza Tweddle is Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck surgeon who moved to the area in 2009. She has a special interest in Paediatrics, Laryngology and Voice disorders
with large screen viewing available during consultations. In addition Rhinologic and Head and Neck work, such as parotid, thyroid and neck surgery continue to be an important part of her practice. She also has appointments at Albury Wodonga health is involved teaching of surgical registrars, residents, medical students and allied health fields such as speech pathology. She also is involved in Aide programs in Cambodia on an annual basis.

Mr Neil Bright
Neil has been in private practice in Albury/Wodonga since 1991.
He performs a wide range of general surgical procedures, including upper and lower G.I. endoscopy, laparoscopy and complex laparoscopic surgery, hernia repairs and emergency surgery, but has special interest interests in breast cancer and thyroid surgery. He has also undertaken research in diseases of the oesophagus and in oesophageal cancer.

Neil shares rooms with John Stuchbery and with him introduced sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer and melanoma into the Albury/Wodonga region. Between them they have accumulated extensive experience with this technique. Neil also has a large experience in thyroid and parathyroid surgery and has been responsible for the introduction of minimal access parathyroidectomy and other new surgical techniques for removal of the thyroid gland in the Albury region.
Neil's interest in oesophageal motility has resulted in him running a motility service from his rooms for the last 15 years. This service has recently been extended with the purchase of new, leading edge equipment.
Neil has had a long standing involvement in the development of cancer services, particularly breast cancer services, in the Albury/Wodonga region remains committed to the continued development of cancer services for all patients in this area.
He has also been actively involved in student teaching through his position as a senior lecturer with the Rural Clinical School of the University of New South Wales, Albury/Wodonga campus.

Mr Elie Khoury
Hip & Knee Surgeon,
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Elie Khoury has been in practice as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Albury Wodonga for nine years. Elie's special interest is arthroplasty, arthroscopy surgery and cruciate ligament reconstruction. Elie takes referrals from both private and public patients and aims to ensure that all patients in the area have access to orthopaedic services. As Head of Unit at Albury Base Hospital, Elie is responsible for the Orthopaedic registrar and the Orthopaedic training programme

Dr Jeremy Kolt
Jeremy Kolt has been in practice as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Albury Wodonga since 2008. His special interest is trauma and sports injuries, including adult and paediatric reconstructive surgery and joint replacement. Jeremy takes referrals for private, workcover and public elective and emergency patients. He aims to provide the community a comprehensive and broad orthopaedic service. As an associate of Albury OPSU, Jeremy can facilitate Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgical services to patients with significant major traumatic injuries.

Jeremy's professional interest is the application of modern orthopaedic technologies into everyday practice, to optimize outcomes and return patients to the highest level of function, as quickly as possible. With trauma surgery, this relates to choosing the most appropriate management to allow early movement and weight-bearing. For elective surgery, Jeremy co-ordinates a multidisciplinary team approach for optimal management of post-operative pain, preventing complications and facilitating rehabilitation. He uses modern techniques for orthopaedic procedures, including arthroscopy and minimally-invasive surgery for knee, shoulder and hip conditions.

Jeremy has undertaken research into blood salvage technologies in Orthopaedic Surgery and presented and published work both nationally and internationally. In 2006, he was awarded the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' Noel Newton Medal for best research paper in New South Wales. Jeremy uses autologous drainage reinfusion techniques to help minimize blood loss for joint replacement patients.

Jeremy runs a dedicated weekly clinic for patients with acute sports-related injuries, to facilitate early diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Mr Gregory McCarten
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon,
Hand Surgeon

Greg has been practising as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon for 20 years. With visiting rights at Albury Base and Albury Wodonga Private Hospital, he accepts referrals for public and private patients and has a special interest in hand and upper limb surgery. Base Hospital duties include Plastic Surgery teaching for General Surgical Registrars, and Hand Surgery Teaching for Orthopaedic Registrars.