AS OF JANUARY 2018 DR READ WILL BE AWAY FOR TWO YEARS ON SABBATICAL IN MELBOURNE. DR READ HAS DONE THIS TO LEARN NEW SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES TO BRING BACK TO DARWIN UPON HIS RETURN. HE APOLOGIZES TO HIS DARWIN PATIENTS FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. IN HIS ABSENCE PATIENTS SHOULD CONTACT DR RICHARD BRADBURY - ON 8919 4654 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
Dr Reads Practice Manager Viv has also left.
ABOUT MR DAVID READ - CONSULTANT SURGEON:
Mr David Read;CSC, works out of Darwin Private Hospital and Royal Darwin Hospital.
Mr Read has undergone surgical training in Australia (Adelaide & Darwin), UK (Bath & Sheffield) and USA (San Antonio, Texas). He has a very broad based training and thus is experienced in many varied surgical procedures.
He was appointed an Officer in the Army Reserve in 1999 and has seen active service in East Timor (2000, 2001, 2002); Bali 1 (2002) Bali (2005) and Iraq (2005). As a result he has experience in trauma and burns surgery and has also been heavily involved in many disaster response situations, the latest being in the Philippines in November 2013 with the AusMAT Team.
In one of his many roles, Mr Read is the Director of Trauma and Burns at the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) Royal Darwin Hospital.
Mr Read is also extensively involved in Breast Screen NT since 2002 and has extensive experience and knowledge, as well as compassion, for patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Having done Post Fellowship training in upper GI surgery, thoracic surgery and paediatric surgery, Mr Read's experience covers many surgical fields.