Taking aim at new hospital chief role

USED to being on target, Auburn Hospital’s new director of medical services, Dr Chun Yee Tan, is a keen archer in his limited spare time and also plays badminton and enjoys reading fiction.

Coming to Auburn from his most recent role as the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Local Health District’s deputy director of clinical services and medical governance, Dr Tan wasted no time settling into his new position, meeting with the third-year University of Notre Dame medical student intake at Auburn last week.
“My role is fluid and ever-changing, but essentially I am the bridge between management and clinicians from a medical point of view,” he said.
“I need to marry what doctors need with what the district needs so we can be aligned and meet all our objectives.
“I’m just one of the moving parts in the healthcare system. Every single one of us needs to play our role in delivering healthcare to patients and the community.”
Dr Tan’s appointment follows the retirement of Dr Mary Boyd Turne, who served as as the deputy director of medical services at Westmead and Auburn Hospitals, and a restructure giving Auburn Hospital its own dedicated director of medical services.