Meet the doctors at Southern Women's Health Private Health Clinic
Meet the team

About Southern Women’s Health

The caring and dedicated doctors at Southern Women’s Health are proud to provide a wide range of gynaecological services. Our mission is to provide the most up to date, evidence-based medical and surgical care to our patients in a family-oriented atmosphere; a place where patient comfort and convenience are a top priority. 

 We are committed to providing outstanding health care and looking after your individual needs.


We strive to create a clinic where advanced medicine meets professional service for women in and around Canterbury. We value women and understand that providing good care involves creating an environment that allows you to be comfortable and able to put your trust in us. 

Every patient is important and we are grateful for the opportunity to guide you through your health journey.



Meet Our Doctors

Dr Janet Whineray from Southern Women's Health Christchurch

Dr Janet Whineray

Janet graduated from Otago Medical school and completed her specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in hospitals around New Zealand. She has also worked in Canada and the UK. Janet initially set up in private practice in Auckland and moved to Christchurch after 3 years.

Janet first started Southern Women’s Health in 2005 and has maintained a high level of care ever since. During that time, she has also worked at Christchurch Women’s hospital, most recently as Clinical Director for two years.

 She is now back focusing on private practice and her family, including two teenage boys and two young dogs. Janet is an active woman and enjoys tennis, cycling, skiing and is now mastering kite surfing. Janet is an experienced and skilled gynaecologist who is able to advise on and manage all aspects of women’s health. 

She operates at Southern Cross Bealey Avenue but is also able to attend St George’s Hospital and Forte Health, where she is also a board member.

 Janet is a fellow of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG

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Janet also takes part in the RANZCOG continuing professional development programme and most recently attended the AGES/World Endometriosis Society Focus Meeting in Melbourne.

Dr Joanna Knight from Southern Women's Health Christchurch

Dr Susie Mourton

Joining us in September 2022.

Susie graduated from the University of Otago Medical School in 1997 and worked as a junior doctor in New Zealand before moving to the United States of America in 2001. Having completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in California, Susie moved to New York city to complete a research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a Masters in Science at Cornell University. She then returned to California and completed a three year fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at University of California Davis in Sacramento. Susie then worked in California and Washington States as a Gynecologic Oncologist for 12 years, returning to New Zealand in early 2021.

Susie operates at Southern Cross Bealey Ave and also St Georges Hospital. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Gynecologic Oncology with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). She treats patients with all gynaecologic malignancies including ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers guiding patients through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Susie has a particular interest in using minimally invasive surgical options when possible and has vast experience in robotic surgery using the DaVinci Surgical Robot.

Susie is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) and participates in the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) professional development program as well as the continuing medical educational program with ABOG.

When not working Susie is a keen alpine skier and loves mountain biking and tramping with her husband and two teenage girls.

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We accept self-referrals however do prefer to receive additional information in a referral from your GP.  Please feel free to call our rooms to discuss availability of appointments with Wendy or Kelly before seeing your GP for a referral.

 Call us now on (03) 366 1925

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