About Wickham Terrace Anaesthesia

In 1958 Dr Gavan Carroll returned from working in England and commenced his Anaesthetic practice, mainly at the Mater Private Hospital in South Brisbane. In December of the same year Dr Carroll joined forces with Dr Sadie McLeod and Dr Hugh Connelly along with one administrative staff member at Bellow Chambers on Wickham Terrace. This was the very beginning of what is now known as Wickham Terrace Anaesthesia.

The Founding Doctors identified issues and opportunities which could be maximised by establishing a group, not as a partnership but as an association consisting of Members and Associates. Their goal was to identify a solution to the challenges of the day, setting Wickham Terrace Anaesthesia up as a very successful anaesthetic practice with a culture that is both ethical and sustainable. All members regardless of seniority have equal standing within the group. Wickham Terrace Anaesthesia has always had an excellent reputation within the medical community. The story of WTA is one of dedication to the health needs of the people in our community.

In 1969 the practice was beginning to expand, it now consisted of 11 anaesthetists and 5 staff members. Due to the need for larger premises, the office relocated to Alexandra House, 201 Wickham Terrace. In 1990 as the practice was continuing to grow, the office relocated to larger premises at Brisbane Private Hospital which was then known as Holy Spirit Hospital. On 29th May 2001, Wickham Terrace Anaesthesia was officially registered as a company. In 2003, we opened rooms at the newly completed Holy Spirit Northside Hospital in the grounds of Prince Charles Hospital at Chermside which gave Wickham Terrace Anaesthesia a presence on the north side of Brisbane. In November 2008, the practice was rapidly growing with 22 Anaesthetists and 6 staff members, another move was made to larger premises at 4/212 Boundary Street. After 13 years at Boundary Street, the practice had more than doubled in size. In August 2021, the business moved to 557 Gregory Terrace which is where we currently operate with 1 business manager and 14 administrative support staff.

Wickham Terrace Anaesthesia has grown to be one of Brisbane’s premier and largest anaesthetic practices. The group is made up of 80 Anaesthetists which consists of 41 members and 39 associates and continues to grow. We provide anaesthetic services to over 200 medical practitioners in South East Queensland at all major hospitals and day surgeries.

Our Doctors are all highly skilled and experienced anaesthetists who continually update their skills and share their varied knowledge through ongoing educational sessions within the practice. Our mission is to provide professional, compassionate and expert anaesthetic and perioperative care that meets our patients and surgeons expectations and needs.

Past Members

  • Dr Anthony Kelly
  • Dr Barry French
  • Dr Colin Busby
  • Dr Gavan Carroll
  • Dr Bernard Kehoe
  • Dr Phelin Reilly
  • Dr Angus Mann
  • Dr Peter Mahoney
  • Dr David Palethorpe
  • Dr John Lodge
  • Dr Richard Etches
  • Dr Ian Airey





Together we are committed to providing professional, compassionate and expert anaesthetic and perioperative care that meets our patients’ and surgeons’ expectations and needs.



Our vision is to build upon our clinical excellence and provide a seamless and comprehensive anaesthetic and perioperative care service to our patients and

We will prioritise providing quality, evidence-based clinical services underpinned by exceptional communication and administrative support.



Integrity – We uphold the highest ethical standards in everything we do.

C Compassion – We show empathy, kindness and genuinely care for our patients, staff and colleagues.

A Accountability – We are open and honest and take ownership for what we do.

R Respect – We have the utmost respect for each other, our patients and our fellow health professionals. We accept others for who they are without judgement.

E Excellence – We maintain exceptional quality, skills and knowledge within our profession and are devoted to educating others to provide expert care.