Dr Malcolm Godfrey, Newcastle Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
What matters to us
We see ourselves as a family practice. We extend the same warmth, compassion and understanding to you as we would our own family.
We place a big emphasis on:
✓ Informing you – providing you with information so that you can make informed choices.
✓ Partnership – working together with you – your body, your birth, your health, your choices – our support, expertise and guidance.
✓ Approachable – it is important to us that you feel calm, safe and at ease.
Who we are
Dr Malcolm Godfrey
Malcolm completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney before moving to Newcastle where he finished his training as a gynaecologist and obstetrician. He works as a consultant in the John Hunter Hospital where he keeps current with the latest developments and trains the next generation of gynaecologists and obstetricians in Newcastle.
He grew up on the Central Coast NSW and was drawn by the friendliness and community feel of the Hunter region. He has happily settled here with his wife Victoria and their three beautiful children.
“Time with my family is the most important thing to me.”
Malcolm loves his running and can often be seen along the shores of Lake Macquarie, or spending time at the beach.
Joining our practice in 2020 Chloe is the first face you’ll see on arrival to our rooms, her friendly, down to earth nature will help you feel comfortable and welcome. Chloe brings to the role a strong skill set with qualifications in medical and business administration as well as a genuine love of organisation which helps the office run smoothly. Getting to know all of our patients is the highlight of Chloe’s role and she enjoys following the pregnancy journeys too.
Outside of the office Chloe loves to spend time with her partner and loved ones, keeping fit, enjoying Newcastle’s beautiful beaches, trying out new recipes, hosting dinner parties, and welcoming new experiences. Chloe also has some creative talents; she spent 11 years working as hairdresser and is a qualified interior design. With a passion for home renovations these talents will no doubt come in handy as she renovates her own home.
"I feel genuinely captivated by my role here in the practice. I find it compelling and count it as a privilege to be a part of the exciting pregnancy journey for so many who are lucky enough to experience this"
Chloe is here to help you with any questions you may have. Even if you think of something outside of your appointment, please don’t hesitate to ask Chloe who can follow-up with Dr Godfrey if required.
Victoria has been working behind the scenes since Malcolm first started in private practice, now that their three children are all in school she is really enjoying being in the office more and managing the business side of the practice.
Getting to know our patients and helping them along their journeys is Victoria’s favourite part of her role. With a background in office management in small businesses Victoria is used to dealing with a variety of requests and tasks. Victoria loves helping our patients with any query and if she doesn’t know something, she will find out, helping everyone feel that their questions are important and welcome.
“I love helping people so I love meeting our patients, answering their questions if I can and if I can't, well challenge accepted.
Everyone's experiences are so different and I literally learn something new every day in this job! It's really satisfying to be a part of.”
In her time away from the office Victoria loves hanging out with her family, reading a book (when she can steal a moment to herself), dabbling in yoga, and running. Victoria readily admits that the motivation behind the running is mainly for the coffee and catch-up with friends afterwards.
We cover all aspects of your obstetrics care, including pre-conception and fertility counselling, early pregnancy, pregnancy loss, antenatal and postnatal care, delivery of your precious baby, low- and high-risk obstetrics, multiple pregnancies, VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) and ECV (external cephalic version).
Malcolm also helps you manage gynaecological conditions from menstrual issues, endometriosis, ovarian cysts and pelvic pain, to abnormal pap smears, prolapse, bladder issues, fibroids and menopause. He is also able to perform laparoscopic surgery, a keyhole surgical procedure which may be used to treat endometriosis or ovarian cysts as well as total laparoscopic hysterectomies.