MS CHRISTINE A. GEE AM
Chief Executive Officer
Christine Gee has been the Chief Executive Officer of Toowong Private Hospital since 1997. Under her leadership, Toowong Private Hospital has developed to become a nationally respected and recognised psychiatric facility providing treatment and services across inpatient, day patient and community settings. Christine is an enthusiastic advocate for private psychiatric services and mental health services generally, she is committed to the provision of person centred care that also promotes mental wellbeing.
Her commitment to acute healthcare is demonstrated in a continued emphasis on collaboration and input from the private sector in the development and implementation of national quality and safety initiatives. The Hospital is accredited with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and is a teaching hospital of The University of Queensland, providing a number of training positions across medical, nursing and allied health disciplines.
During her career in public and private health care spanning over thirty-five years, Christine has received many accolades including a Centenary Medal for distinguished service to the health industry in April 2003. In recognition of her contribution to the viability, growth, quality and achievements of the private hospital sector, she received the 2005 APHA Individual Achievement Award. In November 2007, Christine was the recipient of a special award created in honour of the 20-year association of Baxter Healthcare and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards that acknowledged an individual for Longstanding Service to Quality in Australian Healthcare. She was honoured as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Gold Medal of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards for her contribution to safety and quality in Australian health care. Christine was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) on 12 June 2023.
She holds a number of Board appointments across local, state and national arenas covering a range of key areas. She is the current National President of the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA). A committed member of both the APHA Council and Board, she has held the office of President on two previous occasions. She is Chair of the APHA Policy and Advocacy Taskforce and its Psychiatric sub-committee. Christine is also the President of the Private Hospitals Association of Queensland.
A longstanding Board member of the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care, Christine chairs its Private Hospitals Sector Committee, Mental Health Advisory Group and Open Disclosure Advisory Group. She co-Chairs the Patient Safety Reporting Steering Committee. Christine is also a member of the Board of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Christine is the Chair of the Medical Board of Australia’s National Special Issues Committee (Sexual Boundaries & Family Violence). She was appointed as a community member of the Queensland Medical Board in 2014 and also chairs the Qld Registrations Committee.
Christine’s personal philosophy puts patients at the centre of care and both acknowledges and values the power of lived experience in the planning, design, delivery, measurement and evaluation of care.