Dr Bernadette McElhinney


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Special interests

  • IVF and fertility care
  • Gynaecology in particular endometriosis, fibroids and abnormal bleeding
  • Specialised laparoscopic surgery
  • Colposcopy and treatment of cervical abnormalities

Consults at

  • Claremont

Dr Bernadette McElhinney treats each patient as an individual, listening to their story with fresh ears and providing the resources to help them make informed decisions for the best possible outcome in their fertility journey. 

With over 20 years’ experience in subfertility, endometriosis and general gynaecology, Dr Bernadette McElhinney is well-positioned to provide expert support and guidance to individuals seeking fertility care. Her holistic approach ensures that each patient receives personalised treatment aimed at achieving the best possible outcome.

Dr McElhinney completed her medical degree in the UK at Queen’s University Belfast. When she finished her basic registrar training, she moved to Perth to gain experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Dr McElhinney’s passion for women’s health has led her to provide seamless care across the full fertility spectrum. She has special interests in the treatment of endometriosis, menstrual disorders and preinvasive disease of the lower genital tract.

Dr McElhinney also works at King Edward Memorial Hospital, where she is part of the Endoscopy team, providing tertiary-level care for patients with endometriosis. She also serves as the lead clinician in the colposcopy service, offering care for patients with abnormal cervical screening results. As part of her work as a gynaecologist, she performs surgeries on her private patients at Hollywood Private Hospital and SJOG in Subiaco.

Dr McElhinney recognises the importance of teaching and mentoring junior colleagues, both formally and informally. She serves as an associate professor at Notre Dame University, regularly assisting with medical student tutorials and examinations. Recently, she was appointed as a director of Menopause Alliance Australia, a charity organisation aiming to educate women and their health providers on menopausal matters.


Trading hours over festive period

Please note, our trading hours over the festive period are as follows

Fertility Specialists of WA Claremont

  • Tuesday 24th Dec - 8:00am to 5pm
  • Christmas Day - CLOSED
  • Boxing Day - CLOSED
  • Friday 27th Dec - 8:00am to 5pm
  • Monday 30th Dec - 8:00am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 31st Dec - 8:00am to 5pm
  • New Years Day - CLOSED

Normal hours will resume on Thursday 2nd Jan 2020.

Fertility Specialists of WA Applecross

  • Monday 23rd Dec - 8:30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 24th Dec to Sunday 5th Jan - CLOSED

(During the closure period, the phones will be directed to our team at Claremont.)

Normal hours will resume on Monday 6th Jan 2020.

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