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.