Every 1 August, the nation celebrates Nurses' Day. It is a special day when Singapore salutes nurses for their contribution to our society.
However, the 2016 celebrations were a little different. Mediacorp celebrities, who starred in the Channel 8 nursing drama "You Can Be An Angel 2", surprised our nurses when they visited our healthcare institutions on 29 July and 1 August. After acting as reel-life nurses, our stars had a greater appreciation for nurses and the dedication with which they conduct their duties. The stars mingled with the nurses, shared their filming experiences, and presented them with exclusive #happinurse balloons. It was indeed a memorable Nurses’ Day!
#happinurse all around
For the 2016 Nurses' Day celebrations, the #happinurse installation roved around our public and private healthcare institutions. It was installed in high-traffic locations such as National University Hospital, Raffles Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.
Here are the numbers!
16 healthcare institutions hosted the #happinurse installation between 1 July and 2 September
38,000 nurses in 63 public and 7 private healthcare institutions received special Nurses’ Day balloons
23 schools invited their students to write notes of appreciation to our nurses
11 F&B and retail establishments provided discounts exclusively for nurses
4 constituencies (Chua Chu Kang GRC, Hong Kah North Constituency, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Sengkang West Constituency) distributed Nurses’ Day balloons to residents
Jack and Rai serenade our nurses
Nursing is a career for strong and passionate individuals. For the 2016 Nurses’ Day, the Care To Go Beyond team roped in popular local singing duo Jack and Rai to compose a song just for our nurses. The song, titled With You, celebrates nurses and shows how they truly are our heroes. It was complemented with a fun and heartwarming video featuring 11 of our nurses.
In the video, the nurses audition for a talent contest but face multiple setbacks. However, they persevere and overcome these challenges. The video ends with a scene of the nurses performing happily on stage with Jack and Rai. To date, the video has garnered more than 1.5 million views on YouTube. Catch it now here or on the Care To Go Beyond Youtube channel!