About Us

Ingrid Hagne

Graduate Certificate of Diabetes
Bachelour of Nursing
Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Ingrid started her nursing career in 1986 as an enrolled nurse at St George Hospital. After working as an EN for 9 years, Ingrid commenced her Bachelor of Nursing at UTS in Sydney in 1995. Upon graduation, she worked at Westmead Childrens’ Hospital, and 2 years later made the move to Queensland.

In Queensland, Ingrid has worked in many departments, including Neonatal Intensive care, Paediatrics and Midwifery, at locations such as Redcliffe, Caboolture, Toowoomba, Townsville, and Springsure.

Now settled in Cairns, Ingrid turned her attention to Primary Health Care nursing, and now specialising in Diabetes care. In 2013 she obtained her Graduate Certificate in Diabetes, and is now a Credentialed Diabetes Educator.

Ingrid believes in “taking education to the people”, to make it more accessible to the community and the people who need it.

This is why the DAHS slogan is “Better Health Through Understanding”.

Simone Collis

Graduate Certificate of Diabetes
Bachelor of Nursing

Simone Collis has been a Registered Nurse for many years. During the course of her work, Simone could not ignore the growing number of people that she cared for who had diabetes. This drove her to complete graduate studies in diabetes at Curtin University, to help those with diabetes live better with the condition. Simone is now a Credentialed Diabetes Educator.

Simone is passionate about preventing diabetes, as well as supporting people with diabetes, including gestational diabetes. She believes in integrating clinical care and self management education, skills training and disease specific information to motivate patients to understand their diabetes and make informed lifestyle and treatment choices. She advises clients on how to use their medicines effectively and safely and monitor and interpret their blood glucose patterns.