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Dr Tim Stewart

 A little bit about me

About me
Dr. Tim Stewart was born in Belfast Northern Ireland where he graduated from Queen’s University as a doctor in 2004. He spent 2 years working in Edinburgh, Scotland before emigrating to Australia in 2006. He has spent nearly 20 years working in public Emergency Departments, and was attracted to the busy, and often stressful environment and thrived on the variety and excitement that Emergency Medicine had to offer.

Dr. Tim spent nearly 10 years training to become an Emergency Specialist at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, one of the busiest trauma hospitals in NSW. In 2011 he played a key role in the television hit series Kings Cross E.R. 

Towards the end of this training he spent time training as a trauma and critical care expert on board the helicopters with Sydney HEMS and Careflight (Brisbane) and again had a leading role in the hit (BBC) TV series Helicopter Heroes Down Under.


Dr. Tim received his specialist qualifications from the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) in 2015 after which time he moved to Newcastle and began work as an Emergency Physician at John Hunter Hospital, and on board the Westpac helicopter based out of Newcastle (Hunter Retrieval Service).

For the last 5 years Dr. Tim has been serving the community of Lower Hunter Valley, working in the busy Maitland Emergency Department and Cessnock District Hospital Emergency Department

Dr. Tim has a passion for education and training, and has completed the world renowned Simulation Instructor Training at the Centre for Medical Simulation (Harvard, Boston). With this experience he has developed an award winning weekly training session for junior doctors using simulation as a safe space to practice complex and high stake medical cases.

Dr. Tim has also developed leadership skills running one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the region, and assisting other Emergency Departments in the Lower Hunter Area who may not be fortunate enough to have a doctor on site.

It was through this experience that he realised there was a need for a community based alternative for patients who were coming to the Emergency Department … and so Urgent Care was born in the Hunter in 2022.

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