We are a group of qualified medical specialists in allergy and immunology for the Hunter region and beyond.


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About Us


Dr Odette McNeill FRACP BSc(Med) MBBS

Dr McNeill studied medicine at University of New South Wales and graduated in 1998. Extensive post graduated training was completed at Sydney, Newcastle and Tamworth. Part of her training included outpatient paediatric allergy and immunology clinic at Macarthur Health Service in 2010.


She has an interest in research and has multiple national and international publications including :

  • Review of Procedures for Investigation of Anaesthesia-Associated Anaphylaxis in Newcastle, Australia O McNeill, R Kerridge, M Boyle Journal of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Australia March 2008
  • Successful Desensitisation to Adalimumab O McNeill, G Major, G Reeves ARA Poster 2010
  • Anaphylaxis presentation to emergency department in a teaching hospital - discharge referral trends O McNeill, C Katelaris ASCIA Poster 2010 IMJ
  • Successful treatment of an acute presentation of acquired C1-inhibitor deficiency with Icatibant O McNeill, K Keat, C Katelaris ASCIA Poster 2010 IMJ
  • Mastocytosis : where are we now O McNeill, C Katelaris World Allergy Organization Journal 2011


Dr McNeill has a special interest in allergic diseases in children and autoimmune diseases in adults.


Her current appointments include :

  • Newcastle Allergy Immunology Services 
  • Coastal Immunology



Dr Kathryn Patchett MBChB BMedSc FRACP FRCPA

Dr Kathryn Patchett was born in Wellington and studied medicine at the University of Otago, graduating in 1996 (MB.ChB). Her interest in allergic disease dates back to this time when as a medical student she completed a thesis ‘Cat allergen (Fel d 1) in Wellington’, and was awarded at BMedSci (1996) with distinction.


Following graduation Dr Patchett trained in various hospitals in New Zealand prior to commencing her specialist training in Immunology, Allergy and Immunopathology at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. In 2006 Dr Patchett completed a fellowship year in Perth gaining experience at Princess Margaret Children’s and Fremantle Hospitals. Following a period of maternity leave she was awarded dual fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) in 2008.


Dr Patchett specialises in all aspects of allergic and immune based diseases and has a special interest in allergy (adult and paediatric) and primary immunodeficiency.


Current Appointments:

  • Clinical Immunologist and Allergist – Newcastle Allergy and Immunology Service
  • Staff Specialist Immunopathology – NSW Health Pathology, Newcastle