Louise Payne


Louise Payne joined the TSS school staff in 2017 and brought with her a wealth of experience in providing high quality health care for young people. She worked at the The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne for 17 years and concurrently with Monash Health, Melbourne, until her family relocated to the Gold Coast in 2016.

Her experience at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) covered Respiratory, Adolescent, Emergency, Oncology, and Allergy. From 2006 she became a Paediatric Dermatology Nurse Consultant both at RCH and Monash while still working on wards at RCH.

Since moving to Queensland she has worked as a Clinical Nurse in Allergy & Immunology at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Lou was delighted to take up role as the TSS Preparatory School Registered nurse at the beginning of this year. She has enjoyed it immensely and has extended her involvement with the school by now working additional hours at The Southport School Senior Health Centre to support the Boarding community.

One of her passions is promoting and assisting with proactive healthcare initiatives across the school community. She is embracing these new roles and is thrilled to be providing education via webinars now on the paediatric nurse.

Louise currently lives in Southport with her two daughters and husband.