Darwin Paediatrics is a fresh, progressive Private Paediatric Practice with purpose built consulting suites located at Darwin Private Hospital. Founding partners Dr Robert Tait and Dr Louise Woodward, established Darwin Paediatrics to provide high quality care to the children and families of the Darwin Region. Our Paediatricians are some of the best young specialists in the country. They have a wealth of experience and training behind them, and will provide your child with the most comprehensive diagnostic assessment and therapeutic options.
Where To Find Us
Our Rooms are located inside the Darwin Private Hospital. You will find us by turning right after the front entrance, then left at the corridor next to Regional Imaging. Our rooms are located along the corridor, just look for the large green Gecko!
Dr Louise Woodward is an experienced General Paediatrician who has a wide scope of practice. She is one of the founding members of Darwin Paediatrics, a group paediatric practice, which covers all areas of paediatrics. She has particular interests in Neonatology, Acute Care Paediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Indigenous Health.
She graduated from Monash University in Melbourne in 2002. The majority of her paediatric training was done at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She also spent 2 years training in Neonatology and Paediatric Haematology/Oncology in Dublin, Ireland. She completed her training at Royal Darwin Hospital.
In addition to her private practice, she is also a Consultant Paediatrician to Royal Darwin Hospital and a Visiting Specialist to Katherine District Hospital. Louise moved to Darwin in 2011 with her husband and young daughter, and she has since had two more little boys. She has spent 4 years working in the Territory, at Royal Darwin Hospital and in several remote communities. Inspired by her patients and fellow clinicians, not to mention the relaxed Darwin lifestyle, she has no plans to leave.
Dr Robbie Tait is a South African trained Doctor, who came to Australia in 2008. Robbie completed his paediatric specialist training in Sydney Children’s Hospital.
He is a general Paediatrician who has an interest in behavioural and acute care paediatrics.
Robbie spent a few years in Northern KwaZula -Natal (Border of South Africa and Mozambique) as a ‘bush’ doctor. He spent time working at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in 2012. Robbie views the Northern Territory as the perfect hybrid between African and Australasian medicine.
Robbie is a specialist paediatrician at Royal Darwin Hospital and is founding member of Darwin Paediatrics. He is also available as a visiting paediatrician to Gove and Groote Eylandt Communities.