The Brien Walder Department of Dermatology - Information for Health Professionals

Our services

The Brien Walder Department of Dermatology looks after inpatients, and provides outpatient clinic appointments for those living in South Eastern Sydney.

Our services include:

  • Diagnostic biopsies
  • Patch testing to identify skin allergies
  • Vascular laser to treat abnormal blood vessels under the skin
  • Narrowband UVB phototherapy 
  • Hand and foot UVB phototherapy 
  • Photodynamic therapy to treat cancer cells
  • Prescription of biologics
  • Skin surgery. 

Our clinics are located in the Adult Outpatient Department, Level 2, Campus Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick. Phone: (02) 9382 0400.

Clinic Name

Clinic Day

Clinic Time

Surgical Clinic



Registrar Treatment Clinic



General Dermatology, Photodynamic Therapy



General Dermatology



General Dermatology, Biologics, Vascular Laser



Registrar Clinic



General Dermatology and Surgical Clinic



Patch Test Clinic

Once per month (Friday)


The following clinic is at the Albion Centre, Ground Floor, 150-154 Albion Street, Surry Hills. Phone: 02 9332 9600. 

Clinic Name Day of the Week Time 
Surgical Clinic First Friday of the month 10.00am-12.00pm



Dr Glenda Wood

General Dermatology, Photodynamic Therapy, Phototherapy

Dr David Wong

General Dermatology, HIV/AIDs

Dr Annette Wegman

General Dermatology

Dr Rebecca Saunderson

General Dermatology, Patch Testing

Dr Burcu Kim

General Dermatology, Vascular Laser, Biologics

Dr Alicia O’Connor

General Dermatology, Biologics

Dr Adam Harris

General Dermatology, Patch Testing, Dermatology Surgery

Inclusion criteria 

We also provide outpatient clinic appointments for adults (>18 years of age) living in South Eastern Sydney.

We care for and treat people with skin cancers and other skin problems such as:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Hair and nail disorders
  • Skin infections.

Exclusion criteria 

We do not provide:

  • General skin checks
  • Cosmetics
  • Removal of seborrhoeic keratosis.

Urgent referrals

  • Suspected or non‑invasive melanomas requiring urgent biopsy or wider local excision
  • Rapidly evolving skin cancers or growths
  • Severe flare up of dermatologic disease i.e. psoriasis, eczema with secondary infection
  • Erythrodermic disease involving significant amount of total body surface area
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis or Stevens‑Johnson syndrome
  • Acute cutaneous drug syndromes.

If your patient is eligible for treatment, please use this referral form. Fax the referral form to (02) 9382 0422.

All mandatory information must be complete. The referral form ensures that you do not miss any mandatory information to enable a timely and appropriate referral.

Mandatory information for public and private referrals

You may receive a fax requesting a review of your referral if any of the following information is missing:

  • Patient details, including full name, date of birth, phone number and Medicare number
  • Consultant name (for private referrals)
  • Clinic name 
  • Next of Kin details
  • Reason for referral 
  • Diagnosis 
  • Clinical urgency
  • Results from investigations.

Private referrals (bulk-billed through Medicare)

All patients have the right to choose to be treated as a public or private patient for outpatient attendances. If your patient chooses to be treated privately and bulk-billed through Medicare, your referral must meet the following criteria:

  • You must address the referral to one Consultant from our Specialist team, not the hospital, clinic, outpatient department or JMO
  • You must sign and date the referral, and include your provider number and practice address
  • You must state the period of referral in months, or refer “indefinitely”
  • You must provide this referral on or prior to the appointment date.

We cannot process your referral if it does not meet the above criteria prior to your patient's initial appointment.

Your patient can choose to amend your referral on the day of their initial appointment. If you provide a private referral that is addressed to a Consultant, your patient may choose to: 

  • Seek treatment from another provider within our team and change the Consultant's name on the referral themselves, or
  • Decide to be treated as a public patient for their initial appointment, for which the private referral will be valid.

Please note that it is also inappropriate for our Administration team to recommend a Consultant for your patient. We have listed the names and specialties of our Consultants above to help you decide on the most appropriate practitioner. 

Urgent referrals 

If your patient needs to be seen urgently, please call the Prince of Wales Hospital switchboard on (02) 9382 2222 and ask to speak with the Dermatology Registrar. 

Who will contact your patient to schedule an appointment?

Our administration team will contact your patient to schedule an appointment. We will contact your patient via phone or letter, depending on the urgency of their condition. 

Who can you contact to follow up on a referral? 

We do not provide confirmation that we have received your referral. You can call the Dermatology department on (02) 9382 0784 to check the progress of your referral.

All referrals are triaged within 7-10 days from receipt. Usual wait times may vary. An urgent referral will be seen within 4 weeks. A non-urgent referral may be seen in up to 12 months.

What is the process if a patient misses or cancels their appointment?

If your patient needs to change or cancel their appointment they should telephone (02) 9382 0784 or (02) 9382 0400.

If an appointment is missed or cancelled, a letter will be sent to you and your patient. Your patient will be rescheduled once contact has been made. 

If one of our clinics has been cancelled at short-notice, all patients will be re-triaged and rescheduled accordingly.

We are a Medicare service. You must provide a referral that is addressed to one of our Specialist team if your patient wishes to be bulk-billed.