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Our Story

Peninsula Sleep Clinic has been growing and evolving on the Northern Beaches of Sydney since its beginning in 1992. At that time Dr Keith Burgess and Dr Stanley Braude were conducting unattended home sleep studies from their consulting rooms in Dee Why. In 1993 Dr Burgess negotiated a joint venture with Health Care of Australia and established the first sleep laboratory of its kind on the Northern Beaches. This was a two-bed laboratory at Peninsula Private Hospital in Harbord (now Freshwater) where Dr Burgess & Dr Braude were joint medical directors and reporting physicians. The laboratory operated for six years until until 1999 when the private hospital closed down their sleep services.

Peninsula Health Care Pty Ltd then opened a new three bed facility called Peninsula Private Sleep Laboratory in September 1999 as a co-located private hospital on the Manly Public Hospital campus. Dr Burgess is the sole director of Peninsula Health Care Pty Ltd and was also the Executive Officer and Medical Director of that Laboratory. Dr Braude continued to be a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at the new facility, and in 2003 Dr Adrian Havryk was appointed as a VMO, until he left in 2012.

Between 2006-2008 Peninsula Health Care Pty Ltd also ran a satellite two bed remote laboratory at Mosman Private Hospital in Mosman.

In April 2009 Peninsula Private Sleep Laboratory moved to a new six bed purpose built facility in Frenchs Forest where it currently resides. The Laboratory had a slight name change to Peninsula Sleep Laboratory at this time. Dr Burgess remains the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director and Dr Braude remains a VMO. In 2009 Dr Kate Barclay was appointed as a VMO, in 2017 Dr Linda Seeto was appointed a VMO and in 2018 Dr Patricia Hullah was appointed a VMO.

In 2014 was the next step in the evolution of Peninsula Sleep Laboratory with another small name change to Peninsula Sleep Clinic, to better reflect our current multidisciplinary sleep disorders facility and team.

The current laboratory operates as a six bed private hospital employing a small highly skilled and enthusiastic team including; nursing, technical staff, administrative staff and cleaning staff.

Peninsula Sleep Clinic has always strived to lead the field in Sleep Medicine with the highest standards in patient care, data collection and analysis. The Clinic has been accredited with Global Mark (originally Benchmark) since November 2001 and with the Thoracic Society of Australian and New Zealand (later the Australasian Sleep Association and NATA) since November 2004. Our CPAP Clinic is certified by the Sleep Health Foundation.

Our Staff

Clinic Staff:

Clinic Manager

Helen Tibbett RN

Helen trained as a Nurse at Queen Elisabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK. She initially worked within the hospital setting before focusing on community and aged care nursing. After moving to Australia in 2010 Helen conducted extensive training in Sleep Medicine and CPAP mask and machine operation at Peninsula Sleep Clinic and externally and is currently undertaking the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Qualification (RPSGT) whilst managing the Clinic’s operation.

Project Manager

Katie Colby – MSc (Sleep Med) BaGD (Hons 1) RPSGT

Katie started working in the sleep clinic in 2002 performing sleep studies whilst finishing her Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design. Since then she has completed further studies in Sleep Medicine, including the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) qualification and a Masters in Science (Sleep Medicine). She has participated in multiple research projects including investigating sleep at high altitude in Nepal, and is co-author of several papers published in peer review journals. Katie is currently part-time after returning to work from maternity leave.

CPAP Co-Ordinator

Kathy

Kathy joined the CPAP therapy team in 2016 from a background in customer service. Since joining the service she has undergone extensive training in home CPAP therapy, mask fitting and devices, both in the clinic and at external workshops. Kathy brought with her a wealth of knowledge in system management and customer service and is passionate about helping patients start CPAP therapy.

Receptionist – Morning

Denise

Speciality: bookings, fund checks and general administration.

Receptionist – Evening

Linda

Speciality: evening admission of patients and general administration.

Sleep Specialists:

Visit the Peninsula Respiratory Group website for more information

Dr Keith Burgess

Dr Keith Burgess
MB BS, M.Sc, Ph.D, FRACP,FRCP,FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
Respiratory & Sleep Disorders Physician
Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer – Peninsula Sleep Clinic

Dr Stanley Braude

Dr Stanley Braude
MBChB MD FRACP MRCP (UK)
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
Respiratory & Sleep Disorders Physician
Visiting Medical Officer – Peninsula Sleep Clinic

Dr Kate Barclay

Dr Kate Barclay
MB BS, B Med Sci, MPH & Trop Med, FRACP
Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Physician
Visiting Medical Officer – Peninsula Sleep Clinic

Dr Linda Seeto

Dr Linda Seeto
MB BS (Hons), PhD, FRACP
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Visiting Medical Officer – Peninsula Sleep Clinic

Dr Patricia Hullah

Dr Patricia Hullah
BAppSc (Phty), MBBS (Hons), FRACP, DipPallMed (Clinical)
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Visiting Medical Officer – Peninsula Sleep Clinic

Facilities

Peninsula Sleep Clinic is a six bed accredited private hospital. Each room features:

  • Comfortable Electric Single Bed
  • Private Ensuite with Shower
  • Digital television
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Occasional Chair
  • Wardrobe with Lockable Drawer
  • Desk and Chair
  • Hairdryer (upon request)
  • Air-Conditioning

Disabled facilities:

  • Secure Underground Parking with Lift Access
  • Disabled Ensuite with Shower
  • Toilet Raiser
  • Bed Rails

Our facilities are suited to low care.

Referral Information

Written referrals are required for all types of studies. GP referrals last 12 months and specialist referrals 3 months from first date of service.

Medicare regulations require a referral from a Sleep/Respiratory Physician (or in some cases a Neurologist) for some diagnostic, and all CPAP and specialised sleep disorder tests. See our downloadable pdf referral below for the pre-screening criteria.

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Information for Doctors

Doctors can visit our Resources for Doctors page for all relevant information.

Testimonials

“My experience in the clinic during my sleep study, trial and ongoing support, was and still is, unbelievable. The staff are absolutely wonderful, nothing is a problem and the knowledge, care and advice given is second to none. The staff take you through everything (in layman’s language) so it is easy to understand. Their help is just a phone call away and is never an issue – they seem to be always there to help! 

The appointments are also well scheduled and there is no unnecessary wait time. 

I could not find fault with the service I have received to date and would highly recommend Peninsula Sleep Clinic to anyone who requires help. 

Now that I am successfully using CPAP, my life has definitely changed for the better…” 

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Kathryn (Kerr) Saunders

“Peninsula Sleep Clinic helped me to get established onto CPAP therapy to treat my sleep apnoea. My experience in the clinic during my trial was not as daunting as I though beforehand. They provided me with a full brief in what was required. This included an overnight stay as to not affect my work day. Once booked in for my overnight stay, the staff set me up with the test equipment, allowing them to analyse my sleep and I slept. A few days later I was assessed based on my sleep pattern, and the appropriate options provided back. Importantly the team provided me with clear concise and frank feedback. For me I was provided with convincing information that I really needed the CPAP machine. ”

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Ted - Northern Beaches

Before coming to Peninsula Sleep Clinic my sleep was poor and insufficient. I was always tired and fatigued. Now that I am successfully using CPAP I feel I am a different person, full of energy and able to function across the day. I highly recommend Peninsula Sleep Clinic because the excellent staff, knowledge and experience.

Damon Flakelar

Before coming to Peninsula Sleep Clinic my sleep was disturbed. Peninsula Sleep Clinic helped to establish me onto CPAP therapy to treat my sleep apnoea. My experience in the Clinic during my home trial was good. Now that I am successfully using CPAP I am getting better sleep. I highly recommend Peninsula Sleep Clinic because the people are very helpful.

Anonymous

Before coming to Peninsula Sleep Clinic my sleep was restless, interrupted and not at all satisfying. Peninsula Sleep Clinic helped to establish me onto CPAP therapy to treat my sleep apnoea.My experience in the Clinic during my home trial was brilliant. The service was exemplary and met all my anticipated needs. Now that I am successfully using CPAP I feel I am relieved and grateful. My energy and health are already improving. The staff are the true highlights. Denise at the desk and Helen for the fitting were brilliant and so helpful.

James Keene

Articles

We have published a number of Sleep Study related articles and resources. Visit our Articles page.

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Why do a sleep study with Peninsula Sleep Clinic?

Peninsula Sleep Clinic aims to be the best Sleep Clinic in NSW. With friendly knowledgeable staff, accredited procedures and a variety of testing available, we offer a full service approach.

Home trials of CPAP equipment are available to all patients who have undergone a sleep study through Peninsula Sleep Clinic.

Our CPAP Education Clinics have a unique structure where we can provide CPAP Therapist consultations to patients on a one-to-one basis,  giving patients the best opportunity for success.

If you are a patient of Peninsula Sleep Clinic and are experiencing any CPAP related issues, just call our friendly staff within office hours to help you resolve your problem.

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Download our referral and talk to your doctor today to see if a sleep study is appropriate for you.

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“Peninsula Sleep Clinic helped me to get established onto CPAP therapy to treat my sleep apnoea. My experience in the clinic during my trial was not as daunting as I thought beforehand.”

Ted – Northern Beaches

Patient

“Their service was exemplary and met or anticipated all my needs. Now that I am successfully using CPAP I feel relieved and grateful. My energy and health are already improving.”

James Keene – Oct 2020

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