Dr Seong Peck Suet, Lydia, is a registered Public Health Specialist doctor with the Singapore Medical Council. She graduated from NUS in year 1983 and obtained her Master of Science (Public Health) in year 1991.
Dr Seong has worked in the Ministry of Health (MOH) for more than 10 years and was involved in policy and planning in MOH HQ. She has extensive experience in aged care and has worked in several aged care facilities like Home Nursing Foundation and the Department of Continuing Care. During the course of her work in MOH, she has helped to set up the new Senior Citizens’ Health Care Centre (SCHCC) which provided day rehabilitation to stroke patients and oversaw the delivery of home based nursing care to homebound patients as well as provide outpatient medical care to chronic stable patients. During the mid-1990s Dr Seong facilitated the involvement of voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) to build new nursing homes, day rehabilitation centres, and set up home medical, home nursing and home hospice services.
Dr Seong has also been involved in the licensing and accreditation of all health care facilities in Singapore like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and laboratories. Her work involved setting the standards of care for special health services like Renal Dialysis, Ambulatory Surgical Centre, Tissue Banking etc.
Dr Seong has also worked in several VWOs that focus on care for the elderly e.g. Tsao Foundation (providing home medical and home nursing service, geriatric clinic, care management service, TCM clinic), and Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital (a community hospital).
Dr Seong is currently the Consultant at the Agency for Integrated Care, an independent corporate entity set up by MOH to coordinate and manage care in the intermediate and long term care sector.