About us

A wealth of experience

David became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2012, and he was appointed a Staff Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Mater Adult’s and Mater Children’s Hospitals. David was appointed the Director of Orthopaedics at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in 2015.

Actively involved

David is actively involved with various professional bodies including the AOA, APOS, RACS, AMA, University of Queensland and the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. David is also heavily involved in Research through the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Always there to care.

Working Hours

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

**Please email outside of hours**

Your Doctor – David Bade

David Bade is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in both paediatric and adult orthopaedic conditions.

David Bade was educated and trained in Queensland. He was schooled in Toowoomba, and completed his Medical Degree at the University of Queensland. He trained at many hospitals around the state as an Orthopaedic Registrar.

When he completed his Surgical Training in 2012, David was appointed as a Staff Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Mater Adults and Mater Children’s Hospitals. In 2014, he embarked on a Clinical Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at the world renowned British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

David returned to Queensland after his Fellowship, and became the Director of Orthopaedics at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in 2015.

He also continues to work as a Staff Specialist at the Mater Adults Hospital. David performs private surgery at the Mater Children’s Private Brisbane, and the Mater Private Adults Hospital South Brisbane.

Caring for the people of Queensland is important to David, and he provides an Orthopaedic Outreach Service to South West Queensland, visiting Roma Hospital monthly.

He also shares his expertise by visiting Townsville Hospital multiple times each year. David’s commitment to caring for his patient’s has not gone unnoticed. He was awarded the prestigious “Children’s Choice Award – Children’s Hospital Queensland Excellence Award” in 2017.

David has extensive general paediatric orthopaedic experience, however his special interests include disorders of the hip (hip dysplasia, Perthes disease, slipped femoral epiphyses), sporting injuries, trauma/fractures, and neuromuscular conditions. David’s adult orthopaedic interests include hip and knee arthroplasty, sporting injuries, joint reconstructions, foot and ankle conditions, and trauma.

David consults in his rooms at Dutton Park Suites on a Thursday. He is fortunate to be supported by his team of experienced, capable, and friendly staff. His practice nurses, Katie Whitehill and Anna Bade, have decades of orthopaedic and paediatric nursing experience. Stan Beausang, his orthopaedic technician, is one of the most experienced in Queensland. Please see individual biographies for his other team members.

Our Team

Together, as a team, our aim is to provide you the best available orthopaedic treatment and care.
Dr David Bade


Katie Whitehill
Anna Bade
Chloe Ogilvie

Our Practice

Please contact the rooms for further information regarding appointment costs.

If surgery is required, Dr Bade does not charge any out of pocket costs for the surgical procedure for those who are privately insured. There may be extra costs for the anaesthesia or an excess from your Health Fund.

The decision not to charge a Gap fee is a personal one and with no deals or discussions with the Health Funds. Instead Dr Bade would like to encourage his patients (if financially able) to consider a donation to further paediatric orthopaedic research through the Children’s Hospital Foundation. (www.childrens.org.au/ortho) Again please contact the rooms for further information.

If you are uninsured, we will be able to provide you a quote for Dr Bade’s surgical service.


Few practices have the experience of our team in treating paediatric and adult orthopaedic trauma. Having a skilled and experienced orthopaedic technician on site allows us to effectively and efficiently treat fractures requiring non-operative management. Better still most fracture treatments are bulk billed and if a cast is required a small fee will be charged. Contact the rooms regarding these costs. We have dedicated trauma appointments to ensure you can be treated in an appropriate time frame.

There is a wide range of cast colours and patterns available.

Protectacast covers are available for purchase.

Referral from your health practitioner will be triaged by Dr Bade.

If your referral is from your GP or another medical specialist, you are able to claim a rebate through Medicare.

Please note a referral from a GP is valid for 12 months and a referral from a Specialist Consultant is valid for 3 months.

Dr Bade currently only has appointment times available on a Thursday.

New – general Thurs PM

New – trauma Thurs AM

Review Thurs AM (usually)

Post-op review – Thurs AM or Nurse review Wed


Telehealth – Dr Bade will make himself available for Telehealth appointments for those that live out of Brisbane and if clinically appropriate

Please contact the rooms for appointment costs and Telehealth availability

New Patients

  • Confirm your appointment by phone/ email/ SMS
  • Complete patient registration form either manually or online HERE
  • Please notify the rooms where relevant imaging has been done or bring hard copies with you
  • Don’t Google in the meantime


Existing Patients

  • Confirm appointment by phone/email/SMS
  • Ensure Xray is completed prior to appointment if required. Contact rooms if unsure or if a new Xray request is required.
  • Check referral is valid and up to date to ensure eligibility for Medicare rebate.

Dr Bade is currently involved with several research projects through the QCH and as a private patient you may be eligible and asked to be a part of this research.