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Masks are and will remain mandatory when you attend our practice in person. Videoconsultations are conducted via our dedicated virtual clinic to maximise patient and staff safety. COVIDsafe measures in our rooms include acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser and physical distancing-related changes; long consultations and our See and Treat service remain adjusted under our COVIDsafe plan to include the use of telehealth to minimise face to face time. We require that all patients provide a referral prior to booking an appointment so we can identify and manage urgent and emergency conditions in a timely manner, and so that Dr Tomlinson can assess your suitability for a telehealth appointment and identify any further information or investigations that might be required before your consultation. We are currently booking routine, non-urgent new patient appointments seven months ahead.      If you are eligible to get vaccinated and/or boosted, please do so. 

Our virtual clinic

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Dr Jill Tomlinson conducts telehealth consultations via video at her virtual clinic. Features of videoconsultation include:

  • melbhandsurgerydoxymedrjilltomlinsonscreenshare, so you can discuss photographs and diagrams
  • document delivery, so you can confirm that you have seen the pop up notification to download a document that Dr Tomlinson sends to you, and have successfully downloaded them
  • Dr Tomlinson's administrative assistant and nurse can greet you when you check into the virtual waiting room, and meet with you again after your consultation to arrange any follow up appointments, and discuss surgical fee estimates and surgery booking information.

We initially established our virtual clinic as part of our COVIDsafe measures but we have also found it to be an extremely convenient option for patients whose consultation does not require in-person attendance.

If you have any questions about telehealth options please ask.

If you would like to try checking into our virtual clinic please feel free to do so any time - we will only meet with you via the clinic if you have a scheduled appointment, so you are welcome to check in to test your camera, microphone and internet connection any time. 

Locations

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Private Consulting Rooms

Dr Jill Tomlinson's private consulting rooms are located at 549 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121. Two hour parking is available in surrounding streets and there is convenient tram access along Bridge Road (number 48 and 75 trams). Appointments and in-rooms procedures are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. See the map below for exact location details:

Private Operating Sessions

Dr Jill Tomlinson operates privately at:

Glenferrie Private - 29 Hilda Crescent, Hawthorn 3123.
The Avenue - 40 The Avenue, Windsor VIC 3181.
Epworth Cliveden - 29 Simpson Street East Melbourne 3002. (NB Cliveden closed for the COVID19 pandemic and Dr Tomlinson does not currently have regular Epworth lists)
Epworth Richmond - 89 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121.

We have a four week roster during which we have operating lists on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, and Friday afternoons. For paediatric services The Avenue caters to patients aged 2 and above and Glenferrie Private caters to patients aged 8 and above. 

Hand & wrist surgery

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Dr Jill Tomlinson has undertaken additional specialist training in hand, wrist and microsurgery and offers a complete range of hand and wrist surgical services which are described in detail at the Melbourne Hand Surgery website. The surgical and non-surgical services provided include the treatment of :

 What is Hand Surgery?

Hand surgery is an area of medicine that treats conditions of the fingers, hand, wrist and forearm. The treatment may be surgical or non-surgical depending on the condition. Hand surgeons are either plastic surgeons or orthopaedic surgeons who have undertaken additional post-fellowship training specifically in hand surgery. 

pressingpalmHand surgeons work closely with hand therapists, whose work is integral to the achievement of optimal functional outcomes. Hand therapists are either occupational therapists or physiotherapists who have undertaken special training in the management of hand and wrist conditions. Hand therapy may include involve the construction of splints, advice on graduated exercise regimens, scar management and desensitisation.

Website Disclaimer

This website is authored by Dr Jillian Tomlinson, a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon who practices in Melbourne, Australia. This website aims to inform patients and health professionals about hand surgery, illness prevention and the practice philosophy of Dr Jill Tomlinson. This website's content is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own doctor. The information is not intended to replace the advice of a health professional. This website does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.