Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Nick Harrington


Special Interests:

  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Regional Anaesthesia
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Obstetric Anaesthesia
  • Rural Medicine


Nick has enjoyed a long and adventurous path to his current chosen specialty of Anaesthesia. After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School in 2003 with the support of part time Infantry soldiering in The Australian Army, he did his junior doctor training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.

After a brief foray in the surgical specialty of Ear, Nose and Throat surgery, Nick took to Western Australia, Pilbara region during the mining boom to be a Royal Flying Doctor. Here he managed critically ill patients in remote locations to be retrieved to Perth as well as conducting largely Aboriginal medical clinics in the communities surrounding Port Hedland. Throughout this time, Nick enjoyed immensely simple, no frills Anaesthetics and completed his Fellowship through the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. As part of this diploma, Nick undertook a year of dedicated Anaesthetic training as a GP Anaesthetic Registrar and really took to hospital-based Anaesthetics.

Nick and family then travelled to South Australia to start on his Fellowship of Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia training in 2013 largely at QEH, LMH and Royal Adelaide Hospital. He developed his special interests in Regional Anaesthesia, Paediatric Anaesthesia (with Fellowship training) and Trauma Anaesthesia (Fellow). He maintains his links with Rural Medicine by being an instructor on the Rural Emergency Skills Training course for rural GPs and locums at places like Whyalla Hospital.

He is delighted and humbled to be joining a prestigious group such as SAS and looking forward to the challenges of private practice.

His outside interests include chauffeuring his wonderful three children to their various sporting activities, taking his lovely wife out on dates as well as camping, surfing, scuba diving, swimming, cycling and running.