Paediatrics & Psychiatry

Behavioural Paediatrician

Dr Caroline Hodge has been based at The Hummingbird Centre since 2019.

Caroline's initial Paediatric sub-specialty training focused on child behaviour, development and learning issues, including children in foster or kinship care. She undertook further specialist training in children with severe physical disability and established the HNEKidsHealth Paediatric Rehabilitation Service in 2010. She has worked at John Hunter Children’s Hospital since 2002, leaving in 2016 to start private practice to explore more encompassing models of care for children and families.  She has also undertaken training in Tasmania, Adelaide and Dorset UK. 

Caroline works with children and their families from a strengths based, holistic approach to health that encompasses family needs. She also works closely with key people around the child  to ensure best outcomes for each child and family.  She welcomes working with allied health professionals regardless of location to achieve optimal care.


Dr Kumudu Rathnayaka has been working with The Hummingbird Centre team since 2019.

Kumudu is a senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working across different service settings including both public and private sectors. Kumudu did her primary medical degree in Sri Lanka, specialising in Psychiatry and has been working in Australia since 2005.

Kumudu is available to existing clients of The Hummingbird Centre for short-term care.


How can I make an appointment with Dr Hodge for my child?

Please visit your GP to obtain a referral to Dr Hodge. The GP can either fax this referral to us or you can bring a copy to our Broadmeadow clinic.

How can I make an appointment with Dr Rathnayaka?

Dr Rathnayaka's books are closed to new clients (as of 2020).