South Pacific Private’s Board of Directors includes Co-founder Lorraine Wood, and Dr Ben Teoh:



Chairman of the Board

Medical Superintendant 

Dr Ben Teoh is a Psychiatrist and Physician specialising in Addiction Medicine.  His Masters Degree is in Psychotherapy (with a thesis on the psychotherapy of depression) and he is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Psychiatrists and Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Addiction Chapter).

Dr Teoh is actively involved in Mental Health and the Law, and was a member of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal.


Lorraine Wood


Co-founder of South Pacific Private

Together with her husband Bill Wood, Lorraine opened South Pacific Private in 1993.  Despite the loss of her husband, Lorraine continues to be the heart and soul of the Treatment Centre and steadfastly keeps everybody focussed on the Mission and Values of the hospital.

South Pacific Private employs a diverse range of health care professionals.  Our expert multi-disciplinary teams consist of Psychiatrists, Medical Doctors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Registered Nurses.  Aside from being highly skilled and qualified, all who work at SPP are passionate and committed to the values of bringing hope, health and happiness to troubled people, through our expertise in the holistic treatment of addictions and mental illness, by changing lives and healing families