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Dr Lai Heng Foong

Emergency Medicine Specialist at Bankstown Hospital & member of the ACEM

Dr Lai Heng is the Emergency Medicine Specialist at Bankstown Hospital with expertise in Public Health, Disaster Medicine and Climate Change and Health, and is a member of the Indigenous Health Committee of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) 

ACEM is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for training emergency physicians and advancing professional standards in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand. The Public Health and Disaster Committee has spearheaded the organisation in divesting from fossil fuels, declaring a climate emergency in November 2019. 

Dr Lai Heng worked to inform the ACEMs Environmental Strategy, which affirms its commitment to addressing climate change and its impacts on health and healthcare systems. 

Dr Lai Heng is a Better Futures Australia Climate Champion, read more about her below. 

Dr Lai Heng's Story


See Dr Foong at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:

Wednesday 7 September, 3:00pm - 4:00pm AEST | Policy Submission Roundtables: Tackling climate change and health – advancing the national climate and health strategy and building a sustainable and climate resilient healthcare system