Celia Crowe – Registered Nurse
RN Celia Crowe completed her Registered Nurse training in 1982 at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. Having commenced her training there, when it was known as the Adelaide Children’s Hospital, Celia remained working with sick children and their families for nearly 30 years.
The last 15 years were spent working with sick neonates under 12 months of age and she even managed to care for a former patient’s newborn, having nursed the mother as a toddler.
Her first foray into General Practice was in 2006, when Celia began working at Bayside as the full time Practice Nurse. She enjoys the diversity of this role and continues to be presented with new challenges each day.
Celia is a keen supporter of the Adelaide Crows, but despite her surname, she does not receive any royalties or privileges from the football club! She is happy to analyse the weekend performances of the AFL teams or the Australian cricket team with patients, but does not profess to be an expert on either sport.
Dee – Registered Nurse
Krissi – Registered Nurse
Krissi is a Chronic Disease nurse and prepares health care plans for our doctors.
Steph – Registered Nurse
Stephanie brings to us 32 years experience as a registered nurse, 10 years experience and advanced training in cosmetic therapy. Up to date with the latest techniques and utilising intradermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, lip and volume enhancement products. Stephanie also provides a free initial assessment and can provide advice on all areas of skin care. She is also providing the newest rejuvenation tools – platelet rich plasma therapy and skin needling treatments with Dermapen4.
Penny – Registered Nurse
Penny visits Bayside patients by appointment to do Home Health Reviews at the request of their doctor.
Penny is a dual qualified registered nurse and clinical diagnostic radiographer. She has extensive clinical experience, having worked in many medical specialisms for over 25 years in both Australia and the UK. These specialisms have included clinical radiology, such as CT, MRI and ultrasound, as well as community palliative and end of life nursing, trauma ED, intensive care, cardiac high care, oncology, general practice and dermatology nursing. She loves her role as a nurse, most especially caring for and helping her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, writing, gardening, painting, sewing and walks in the countryside.
Penny joined Bayside in September 2020, having arrived in Adelaide in March 2020, just before the first lockdown. She undertakes the Home Health Assessments for Bayside patients aged 75 years and over, and these provide the basis by which their GP will gain a more in-depth knowledge of their overall health.
The assessment covers the medical, physical, and psychological aspects deemed necessary to maintain good health and as such, it provides a structured way of identifying health issues and conditions that are potentially preventable or amenable to interventions, in order to improve someone’s health and/or quality of life.
Penny will conduct a health assessment using a standardised form, which can help identify any risk factors exhibited by an older patient that may require further health management. In addition to assessing someone’s health status, the home health assessment is used to identify a broad range of factors which may influence someone’s physical, psychological and social functioning.
A health assessment does not mean there is something wrong with the patient; it simply helps us ensure that you maintain a good level of health, and potentially helps prevent any further illness. It takes approximately 60-90 minutes at your home and Medicare pays the rebate for the service.
For more information on health assessments, please ask our reception staff or your GP.