Urology Practice Nurses
Simone Balson RN
Simone Balson RN has been a Urology Nurse since 1999. She has a degree in nursing as well as completing the Prostate Care Nurse course from La Trobe University.
Simone’s role at Metropolitan Urology includes urological and cancer care, pre and post operative aftercare, support and care for patients receiving hormone therapy injections, erectile dysfunction support and counselling for men and their partners, voiding flow studies, nursing management of patients having urological reconstructive surgery and patients requiring catheter care or having to learn self catheterization.
Simone has a passion for Urological nursing and providing best practice in Urological nursing care. For this, she is an active member of the Victorian Urological Nurses Society (VUNS), Australian and New Zealand Urological Society and the Australian Nursing Federation.
Chloe Garraway RN
Since studying Bachelor of Nursing at Latrobe University in Bendigo, Chloe has worked at Epworth Eastern where she completed her graduate program in 2008.
For the past 6 years, Chloe has worked on the urology/colorectal ward enabling her to advance her urological skills and drive her passion for urology even further.
Complementing her role as a Urology Nurse at Metropolitan Urology, she also holds the position of Urology Nurse Consultant at Epworth Eastern Hospital. This dual role enables her to provide best patient care and education.
Throughout Metropolitan Urology, Chloe provides pre and post-operative education and support to patients and their partners, catheter care and voiding flow rates. She also assists patients with hormone injection therapy and continence aids.
Chloe is also an active member of the Victorian Urological Society, Australian and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society and the Australian Nursing Federation.
Lynda Hardy RN
Lynda Hardy has worked both in public and private urology health care as a specialist urology nurse for 25 years. As well as the role of Practice Nurse with Metropolitan Urology she is currently employed at Eastern Health in a Clinical Nurse Consultant role. Lynda’s clinical areas of interests are wide across the urology nursing care spectrum with particular interest in patient education and post surgical urology nursing care.
Lynda’s clinical areas of interests are wide across the urology nursing care spectrum with particular interest in patient education and post surgical urology nursing care.
She has been actively involved in urology nurse professional groups, holding the positions of President for both ANZUNS and VUNS.