Our Team

Ingrid Hagne

Owner / Credentialed Diabetes Educator

Graduate Certificate of Diabetes
Bachelor 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 Children’s 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”.



Freda Chung

Accredited Practising Dietitian 

MSc Nut&Diet
BSc Nutrition (Hons)

Freda Chung is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a Master Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Flinders University and a Bachelor degree from The University of Nottingham in the UK. Freda is a member of Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), committed to a program of continuing professional development and remains up to date through the Accredited Practising Dietitian program. She is passionate about providing clear, practical and realistic advice, but also committed to evidence-based practice. Her practising interests are broad covering a range of topics, with a particular interest in diabetes, nutrition for older adults and pediatrics.

Freda is a member of DAHS who based in Cairns, fervent about working with allied health team member and clinical staff to achieve nutrition goal in the elderly, optimise health and quality of life.

Freda enjoys travelling, taste food from different cultures around the world and loves animals. She keeps active with hiking, swimming and badminton.