Hwee Chong, an accomplished healthcare professional, has made significant contributions to the healthcare sector as an advocate for professional development and quality improvements. She holds a bachelor's degree in Medicine from the University of Otago, a master's degree in Health Management and International Public Health/International Health from UNSW Australia, and multiple certifications, including Health Informatician Australasia, Leadership for Senior Executive Women, Fellowship in Medical Administration, and Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Hwee Chong has held various leadership positions, including Executive Director of Queensland Rural Medical Service at Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and Director of Medical Services at Toowoomba Hospital at Queensland Health. She has also served as a Board Member at Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA) and chaired numerous committees, including Executive Safety and Quality, Human Research and Ethics, Clinical Services Improvement, Training and Education, and Credentialing.
As a champion for the advancement of innovative rural and remote medical training pathways for Queensland, Hwee Chong has led survey teams to accredit intern placements in public and private facilities across the state, gaining a well-rounded view of new developments and service improvements in other hospitals.