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My Diagnostic Radiographer,

My Discoverer.​​

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​My Medical Social Worker,

My Lighthouse.​​

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My Podiatrist,

My Solemate.

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My Prosthetist & Orthotist,

My Transformer​​

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Allied health. 

Rewarding in every way.

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My Diagnostic Radiographer,

My Discoverer.​​

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​My Medical Social Worker,

My Lighthouse.​​

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My Podiatrist,

My Solemate.

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My Prosthetist & Orthotist,

My Transformer​​

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Make a career switch.

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Highlights

Teacher’s Day: No dream too big

When Dr Jenny Loo first stepped into the field of audiology some 20 years ago, she had a simple yet ambitious goal: To nurture and build future generations of audiologists in Singapore.

#CouragetoCareSG: Behind the scenes with a medical technologist

Unlike some of my healthcare colleagues who interact directly with COVID-19 patients, I work behind the scenes, analysing results of test samples to determine if the virus is present in them.

#CouragetoCareSG: Leading the charge as a pharmacist

When COVID-19 struck and the call came for volunteers to join the dormitory medical post team, I hesitated. However, as the virus continued to spread, I felt the need to contribute.

#CouragetoCareSG: A medical social worker’s sense of responsibility towards the community

I was neither fearful nor surprised when I was deployed to the front lines. As a medical social worker, I know the services we provide are essential.

#CouragetoCareSG: Never take a breath for granted

Senior Respiratory Therapist Emelin Tan works closely with a team of medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19 at both the National Centre for Infectious Diseases and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

#CouragetoCareSG: Diagnostic radiographer overcomes uncertainty on the frontline

Many people many not realise this, but diagnostic radiographers play a crucial role in fighting the COVID-19 virus.

Empowering patients, finding strength

Presented with the lives of those who have fallen through the cracks, Gideon Ng couldn’t help but feel inclined towards a career where he could make a difference in the lives of others. Social work seemed like the perfect fit.

#CouragetoCareSG: Occupational therapist smiles with her eyes

I wasn’t fearful to care for potential COVID-19 cases as an occupational therapist. I thought that it was going to be the same as attending to patients in an isolation ward. My parents who are residing in China were more worried than I was.

Walking the talk

Owing to my days as a Red Cross cadet, my interest in a healthcare career had been piqued at a young age. Medicine or nursing may have seemed like obvious choices, but I wasn't convinced.

Inspiring young minds in speech therapy

It all started when my older sister, a social worker, introduced me to speech therapy and encouraged me to pursue it as my career.

Occupational therapy — not just a job

It all began when Evelyn’s friend was able to engage in personally meaningful activities thanks to the help of an occupational therapist, who taught her how to use a computer again with the help of adaptive equipment.

Breathing life into patients

There were healthcare scholarships for commonly-known professions but what intrigued me was respiratory therapy. The more I read about the profession, the more interested I was.

Going out on a limb to make a difference

I had always wanted to work in the healthcare sector. After some research, I chanced upon an unusual profession that few have heard of: Prosthetist and Orthotist.

Starting out on the right foot

As a young ballerina, I was accustomed to the rigorous training regimen expected of me. Unfortunately, it took a toll on my foot.

The guiding light

The first time I crossed paths with a social worker was just after my A level examinations.

I don't just press buttons!

"Are you going to be a radio DJ (disc jockey)?" I get that a lot when I tell people my course of study.

Teacher’s Day: No dream too big

When Dr Jenny Loo first stepped into the field of audiology some 20 years ago, she had a simple yet ambitious goal: To nurture and build future generations of audiologists in Singapore.

#CouragetoCareSG: Behind the scenes with a medical technologist

Unlike some of my healthcare colleagues who interact directly with COVID-19 patients, I work behind the scenes, analysing results of test samples to determine if the virus is present in them.

#CouragetoCareSG: Leading the charge as a pharmacist

When COVID-19 struck and the call came for volunteers to join the dormitory medical post team, I hesitated. However, as the virus continued to spread, I felt the need to contribute.

#CouragetoCareSG: A medical social worker’s sense of responsibility towards the community

I was neither fearful nor surprised when I was deployed to the front lines. As a medical social worker, I know the services we provide are essential.

#CouragetoCareSG: Never take a breath for granted

Senior Respiratory Therapist Emelin Tan works closely with a team of medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19 at both the National Centre for Infectious Diseases and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

#CouragetoCareSG: Diagnostic radiographer overcomes uncertainty on the frontline

Many people many not realise this, but diagnostic radiographers play a crucial role in fighting the COVID-19 virus.

Empowering patients, finding strength

Presented with the lives of those who have fallen through the cracks, Gideon Ng couldn’t help but feel inclined towards a career where he could make a difference in the lives of others. Social work seemed like the perfect fit.

#CouragetoCareSG: Occupational therapist smiles with her eyes

I wasn’t fearful to care for potential COVID-19 cases as an occupational therapist. I thought that it was going to be the same as attending to patients in an isolation ward. My parents who are residing in China were more worried than I was.

Walking the talk

Owing to my days as a Red Cross cadet, my interest in a healthcare career had been piqued at a young age. Medicine or nursing may have seemed like obvious choices, but I wasn't convinced.

Inspiring young minds in speech therapy

It all started when my older sister, a social worker, introduced me to speech therapy and encouraged me to pursue it as my career.

Occupational therapy — not just a job

It all began when Evelyn’s friend was able to engage in personally meaningful activities thanks to the help of an occupational therapist, who taught her how to use a computer again with the help of adaptive equipment.

Breathing life into patients

There were healthcare scholarships for commonly-known professions but what intrigued me was respiratory therapy. The more I read about the profession, the more interested I was.

Going out on a limb to make a difference

I had always wanted to work in the healthcare sector. After some research, I chanced upon an unusual profession that few have heard of: Prosthetist and Orthotist.

Starting out on the right foot

As a young ballerina, I was accustomed to the rigorous training regimen expected of me. Unfortunately, it took a toll on my foot.

The guiding light

The first time I crossed paths with a social worker was just after my A level examinations.

I don't just press buttons!

"Are you going to be a radio DJ (disc jockey)?" I get that a lot when I tell people my course of study.

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​What I appreciate most is the relationship and rapport built with my clients from working with them over time, as well as working with the care team to ensure the client’s care is integrated.

Tricia Tan
Occupational Therapist
Alzheimer’s Disease Association

​It is important for aspiring diagnostic radiographers to be able to work independently and also collaborate well with others as we work with other healthcare professionals to provide the best for the patient.

Katherine Tan
Diagnostic Radiographer
National Heart Centre Singapore

​Seeing my patients regain their ability to live their lives to the fullest gives me an amazing feeling.

Vanessa Ng
Prosthetist & Orthotist
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

​My patients’ nickname for me is ‘foot doctor’! Seeing how they return with lesser pain in their feet validates what I have striven to do for them – to improve their quality of life.

Kimberley Leow
Podiatrist
Sengkang General Hospital

​The community care sector presents me with new opportunities every day. Come in with an open mind and see what you can achieve.

Sophia Chan
Occupational Therapist
St Luke’s Hospital

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Community Care Scholarship recipient Jace Ng has a willing heart to help our silver generation live and age well within the comfort of their homes and neighbourhoods through #physiotherapy. Currently a first-year student at @singaporetech, Jace believes that physiotherapy goes beyond diagnosis and treatment — it helps others regain their lives and allows them to pursue their passion confidently.
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Jace truly believes in physiotherapy after learning how it incorporates various exercises, equipment and medical knowledge to help others. For her, exercise has always been a part of her life especially after seeing how her grandparents managed to age gracefully from the years of being committed to an active lifestyle — they would wake up before dawn every day to exercise rain or shine. In fact, they are also the reason why she chose to join the #communitycare family. She hopes to spread this spirit and share the knowledge to her elder patients in the future. Jace aspires to motivate our senior citizens to perform simple exercises, which will help them in many ways in the long run.
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Have you met Geraldo? This Healthcare Merit Award scholar will be joining Alexandra Hospital as a physiotherapist after graduating from his studies at the University of Queensland.

“I chose to study physiotherapy because I want to help and inspire people through my own experiences as a sportsman, by letting them know that even with injury, they are able to heal and regain their mobility with the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.

Many people may have the misconception that physiotherapy mainly deals with sports injuries or that it is the role or a masseur. This is not the full picture. There is a wide range of rehabilitation activities that physiotherapists conduct with their patients of all ages — children to the elderly. I hope to be able to make a difference by helping them through their recovery!”

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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝘽𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩

Nataline Tang's job at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases is often a race against the clock to meet the turnaround time and report results for her colleagues on the front line, or for the purpose of contact tracing.

Click the link in our bio to learn more about what medical technologists like Nataline do behind the scenes as specimens gets tested for the COVID-19 virus.

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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝙅𝙤𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙨, 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙙 𝘾𝙊𝙑𝙄𝘿-19
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“I felt a mix of emotions – excitement and apprehension – when I learnt I would be on the front line of the nation’s battle against COVID-19. I was excited as this was a new learning opportunity! At the same time, I was worried, not just for myself but for my loved ones. I live with a big family, so concerns for their well-being weighed heavily on my mind.
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To protect my family, I practise good hygiene habits. As soon as I reach home, I wash up and place my uniform into the washing machine. Visiting my father, which was once a common routine, has been put on hold for the time being. Fortunately, my sisters have been very understanding during this period, and offered to help with some of the caregiving responsibilities.
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At work, things are drastically different. The polyclinic is now divided into two areas: The Green zone and the Red zone, which handles patients exhibiting any respiratory symptoms. Whenever we enter this zone, we wear additional protective gear. It can be uncomfortable but I have got used to it.
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My role as a Patient Care Assistant involves assisting patients with registration, taking their vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, height and weight) and helping doctors with translation during consultations. Although the job is risky, it never crossed my mind to give up.
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I recall an incident when an anxious lady walked into the polyclinic and insisted on getting tested, fearing that she caught the infection by a chance encounter with a COVID-19 patient. However, she was not exhibiting any symptoms. Sensing her concern, I reassured her and advised her to monitor her health at home for the time being. She subsequently calmed down and headed home.
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Learning, especially during a pandemic, may be challenging as we have to adapt and react swiftly. But there is always something new to learn, and that is what keeps me going.
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– Karen Teo, Patient Care Assistant, Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
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The battle continues.
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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙏𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙

“COVID-19 has changed our lives. For example, in healthcare, we have adopted tele-consultations as we strive to maintain safe distancing. As a medical social worker at one of the main healthcare institutions fronting this battle, I try my best to continue providing psychosocial support to patients and their families during this time even though we are unable to have direct contact.

For me, as I could not visit my family members during the circuit breaker period, I called my dad often to stay connected. The daily reminders from my loved ones to stay safe have become even more precious. At home, my husband is always ready to listen to me talk about my day and ensure that there is dinner ready. The knowledge that I get to make a difference in the lives of others, along with my family’s support, continues to push me on till today.”

— Chiam Ai Ling, Senior Medical Social Worker, National Centre for Infectious Diseases

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It’s a joyous Children’s Day at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital as the team at Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes (CHAMPs) planned an event for the little ones in the wards on this special day! Activity packs were distributed to the paediatric patients who were then invited to participate in a creative challenge to create various craft projects.

Today we celebrate the dreams and hopes of these young patients and their determination to get better. They have really shown us what it means to be brave and free-spirited.

As CHAMPs’ Child Life Therapists, Ms Tanuja and Ms Shazalyn, say, “May you be surrounded by laughter, love and joy. May you always have dreams and believe in yourself.”

Wishing all children a Happy Children’s Day! 🎊

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When Dr Jenny Loo first stepped into the field of audiology some 20 years ago, she had a simple yet ambitious goal: To nurture and build future generations of audiologists in Singapore.
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Today, Singapore has a fast-growing community of homegrown audiologists who are making their mark in the local #healthcare sector. Part of this success can be accredited to Dr Loo and the visionary team that founded the Master of Science (Audiology) programme at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine — the first and only audiology programme to be offered locally.
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Read Dr Loo’s full story at the link in bio.
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To all our healthcare teachers, mentors and educators who have been nothing short of amazing, Happy Teachers’ Day! Thank you for your dedication and passion in grooming the future of Singapore’s healthcare 🥰

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Curious to know what goes on in the life of a Child Life Therapist? Meet Tanuja Nair and Nur Shazalyn Abdullah from KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Join the duo, along with their CHAMPs (Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes) colleagues, as they celebrate children's day in KKH with a twist.

The tradition of holding a Children's Day carnival and performances had to be halted due to the pandemic. However, that did not stop CHAMPs from organising an activity where the kids could get involved.

As Child Life Therapists, Tanuja and Shazalyn are part of a multi-disciplinary team that looks at improving the hospital experiences of patients. Swipe to find out more about their careers!

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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝘼 𝙥𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢

“When there were reports about discrimination against healthcare workers on local news platforms, I turned a deaf ear towards them – even though I had faced some of it. For me, bringing my A-game to the table was the priority. I wanted to keep up with the fast-evolving situation then, especially while stationed at the Community Care Facility (CCF) at the Singapore EXPO in April 2020.

My colleagues from the allied health team had offered to work at the CCF and I voluntarily joined the team upon hearing that they had to put in longer hours to open up more halls within a short period of time. This was to cater to the rising number of COVID-19 cases among migrant workers.

Believe me, it was no easy feat. From coordinating work to managing deliveries of medical and protective equipment, it was truly a race against time to get the halls ready in three weeks – our team had to work for 14 hours every day during that period but we took it in our stride and looked out for each other. I am pleased to say that the workflows today are smoother compared to before; we learnt and improved every day.

We have definitely made progress since the beginning of the pandemic, but the global war is far from over with spiking cases and resurgence in many other countries. I am also glad to report that Singaporeans are now more forthcoming towards us healthcare workers. I still recall the times when my taxi bookings got cancelled for my trips from Singapore EXPO. Today, most taxi uncles are more than happy to drive me home! Some even thank me for being on the front line… this is extremely heartening.”

– Ram Peruvemba, Rehab Manager, Woodlands Health Campus

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𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙃𝙋 𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨: 𝘼 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡

After volunteering in special needs schools and tutoring children with visual impairment post A-levels, Associate Professor Tan Bhing Leet knew that she wanted to work with people. Later on, she learnt about the different allied health professions and was drawn to the philosophy and practice of occupational therapy (OT). After accepting a scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree in OT in the United Kingdom, Bhing Leet practised for several years in the areas of hand therapy, neurology and mental health. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in mental health and subsequently a PhD in psychiatry. Today, she is the Deputy Cluster Director (Applied Learning), Health & Social Sciences and the Programme Director for Singapore Institute of Technology’s OT (Hons) programme.

“To be an occupational therapist, you need to have an interest in helping people restore their lives, by enabling them to do activities that matter to them. This includes adopting a holistic approach that considers their family and social environment. Being an educator is part and parcel of the OT profession as we would either take students on clinical placements or supervise junior therapists. I have enjoyed doing both clinical and academic work as they have helped me grow professionally. As a full time educator, I do a lot of work behind the scenes. From preparing lessons to developing assessment items to marking assignments into the wee hours of the nights, every day is a brand new day!

I was fortunate to have good teachers who inspired me in different ways during my school days. While it’s hard to single anyone out, I am thankful for my PhD supervisor. Not only had he guided me in my studies, but also shared parenting tips and steered me towards positive thinking as I juggled work, studies and parenting a young child with special needs. I enjoy interacting with my students because they energise me. It is nice to hear their personal achievements and learn how they support one another.

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Community Care Scholarship recipient Jace Ng has a willing heart to help our silver generation live and age well within the comfort of their homes and neighbourhoods through #physiotherapy. Currently a first-year student at @singaporetech, Jace believes that physiotherapy goes beyond diagnosis and treatment — it helps others regain their lives and allows them to pursue their passion confidently.
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Jace truly believes in physiotherapy after learning how it incorporates various exercises, equipment and medical knowledge to help others. For her, exercise has always been a part of her life especially after seeing how her grandparents managed to age gracefully from the years of being committed to an active lifestyle — they would wake up before dawn every day to exercise rain or shine. In fact, they are also the reason why she chose to join the #communitycare family. She hopes to spread this spirit and share the knowledge to her elder patients in the future. Jace aspires to motivate our senior citizens to perform simple exercises, which will help them in many ways in the long run.
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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝘽𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩

Nataline Tang's job at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases is often a race against the clock to meet the turnaround time and report results for her colleagues on the front line, or for the purpose of contact tracing.

Click the link in our bio to learn more about what medical technologists like Nataline do behind the scenes as specimens gets tested for the COVID-19 virus.

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To all our healthcare teachers, mentors and educators who have been nothing short of amazing, Happy Teachers’ Day! Thank you for your dedication and passion in grooming the future of Singapore’s healthcare 🥰

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The battle continues.
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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝘼 𝙥𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢

“When there were reports about discrimination against healthcare workers on local news platforms, I turned a deaf ear towards them – even though I had faced some of it. For me, bringing my A-game to the table was the priority. I wanted to keep up with the fast-evolving situation then, especially while stationed at the Community Care Facility (CCF) at the Singapore EXPO in April 2020.

My colleagues from the allied health team had offered to work at the CCF and I voluntarily joined the team upon hearing that they had to put in longer hours to open up more halls within a short period of time. This was to cater to the rising number of COVID-19 cases among migrant workers.

Believe me, it was no easy feat. From coordinating work to managing deliveries of medical and protective equipment, it was truly a race against time to get the halls ready in three weeks – our team had to work for 14 hours every day during that period but we took it in our stride and looked out for each other. I am pleased to say that the workflows today are smoother compared to before; we learnt and improved every day.

We have definitely made progress since the beginning of the pandemic, but the global war is far from over with spiking cases and resurgence in many other countries. I am also glad to report that Singaporeans are now more forthcoming towards us healthcare workers. I still recall the times when my taxi bookings got cancelled for my trips from Singapore EXPO. Today, most taxi uncles are more than happy to drive me home! Some even thank me for being on the front line… this is extremely heartening.”

– Ram Peruvemba, Rehab Manager, Woodlands Health Campus

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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝙅𝙤𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙨, 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙙 𝘾𝙊𝙑𝙄𝘿-19
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“I felt a mix of emotions – excitement and apprehension – when I learnt I would be on the front line of the nation’s battle against COVID-19. I was excited as this was a new learning opportunity! At the same time, I was worried, not just for myself but for my loved ones. I live with a big family, so concerns for their well-being weighed heavily on my mind.
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To protect my family, I practise good hygiene habits. As soon as I reach home, I wash up and place my uniform into the washing machine. Visiting my father, which was once a common routine, has been put on hold for the time being. Fortunately, my sisters have been very understanding during this period, and offered to help with some of the caregiving responsibilities.
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At work, things are drastically different. The polyclinic is now divided into two areas: The Green zone and the Red zone, which handles patients exhibiting any respiratory symptoms. Whenever we enter this zone, we wear additional protective gear. It can be uncomfortable but I have got used to it.
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My role as a Patient Care Assistant involves assisting patients with registration, taking their vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, height and weight) and helping doctors with translation during consultations. Although the job is risky, it never crossed my mind to give up.
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I recall an incident when an anxious lady walked into the polyclinic and insisted on getting tested, fearing that she caught the infection by a chance encounter with a COVID-19 patient. However, she was not exhibiting any symptoms. Sensing her concern, I reassured her and advised her to monitor her health at home for the time being. She subsequently calmed down and headed home.
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Learning, especially during a pandemic, may be challenging as we have to adapt and react swiftly. But there is always something new to learn, and that is what keeps me going.
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– Karen Teo, Patient Care Assistant, Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
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Curious to know what goes on in the life of a Child Life Therapist? Meet Tanuja Nair and Nur Shazalyn Abdullah from KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Join the duo, along with their CHAMPs (Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes) colleagues, as they celebrate children's day in KKH with a twist.

The tradition of holding a Children's Day carnival and performances had to be halted due to the pandemic. However, that did not stop CHAMPs from organising an activity where the kids could get involved.

As Child Life Therapists, Tanuja and Shazalyn are part of a multi-disciplinary team that looks at improving the hospital experiences of patients. Swipe to find out more about their careers!

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Have you met Geraldo? This Healthcare Merit Award scholar will be joining Alexandra Hospital as a physiotherapist after graduating from his studies at the University of Queensland.

“I chose to study physiotherapy because I want to help and inspire people through my own experiences as a sportsman, by letting them know that even with injury, they are able to heal and regain their mobility with the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.

Many people may have the misconception that physiotherapy mainly deals with sports injuries or that it is the role or a masseur. This is not the full picture. There is a wide range of rehabilitation activities that physiotherapists conduct with their patients of all ages — children to the elderly. I hope to be able to make a difference by helping them through their recovery!”

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𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮: 𝙉𝙤 𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝙩𝙤𝙤 𝙗𝙞𝙜
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When Dr Jenny Loo first stepped into the field of audiology some 20 years ago, she had a simple yet ambitious goal: To nurture and build future generations of audiologists in Singapore.
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Today, Singapore has a fast-growing community of homegrown audiologists who are making their mark in the local #healthcare sector. Part of this success can be accredited to Dr Loo and the visionary team that founded the Master of Science (Audiology) programme at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine — the first and only audiology programme to be offered locally.
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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙏𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙

“COVID-19 has changed our lives. For example, in healthcare, we have adopted tele-consultations as we strive to maintain safe distancing. As a medical social worker at one of the main healthcare institutions fronting this battle, I try my best to continue providing psychosocial support to patients and their families during this time even though we are unable to have direct contact.

For me, as I could not visit my family members during the circuit breaker period, I called my dad often to stay connected. The daily reminders from my loved ones to stay safe have become even more precious. At home, my husband is always ready to listen to me talk about my day and ensure that there is dinner ready. The knowledge that I get to make a difference in the lives of others, along with my family’s support, continues to push me on till today.”

— Chiam Ai Ling, Senior Medical Social Worker, National Centre for Infectious Diseases

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It’s a joyous Children’s Day at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital as the team at Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes (CHAMPs) planned an event for the little ones in the wards on this special day! Activity packs were distributed to the paediatric patients who were then invited to participate in a creative challenge to create various craft projects.

Today we celebrate the dreams and hopes of these young patients and their determination to get better. They have really shown us what it means to be brave and free-spirited.

As CHAMPs’ Child Life Therapists, Ms Tanuja and Ms Shazalyn, say, “May you be surrounded by laughter, love and joy. May you always have dreams and believe in yourself.”

Wishing all children a Happy Children’s Day! 🎊

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𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙃𝙋 𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨: 𝘼 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡

After volunteering in special needs schools and tutoring children with visual impairment post A-levels, Associate Professor Tan Bhing Leet knew that she wanted to work with people. Later on, she learnt about the different allied health professions and was drawn to the philosophy and practice of occupational therapy (OT). After accepting a scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree in OT in the United Kingdom, Bhing Leet practised for several years in the areas of hand therapy, neurology and mental health. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in mental health and subsequently a PhD in psychiatry. Today, she is the Deputy Cluster Director (Applied Learning), Health & Social Sciences and the Programme Director for Singapore Institute of Technology’s OT (Hons) programme.

“To be an occupational therapist, you need to have an interest in helping people restore their lives, by enabling them to do activities that matter to them. This includes adopting a holistic approach that considers their family and social environment. Being an educator is part and parcel of the OT profession as we would either take students on clinical placements or supervise junior therapists. I have enjoyed doing both clinical and academic work as they have helped me grow professionally. As a full time educator, I do a lot of work behind the scenes. From preparing lessons to developing assessment items to marking assignments into the wee hours of the nights, every day is a brand new day!

I was fortunate to have good teachers who inspired me in different ways during my school days. While it’s hard to single anyone out, I am thankful for my PhD supervisor. Not only had he guided me in my studies, but also shared parenting tips and steered me towards positive thinking as I juggled work, studies and parenting a young child with special needs. I enjoy interacting with my students because they energise me. It is nice to hear their personal achievements and learn how they support one another.

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Community Care Scholarship recipient Jace Ng has a willing heart to help our silver generation live and age well within the comfort of their homes and neighbourhoods through #physiotherapy. Currently a first-year student at @singaporetech, Jace believes that physiotherapy goes beyond diagnosis and treatment — it helps others regain their lives and allows them to pursue their passion confidently.
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Jace truly believes in physiotherapy after learning how it incorporates various exercises, equipment and medical knowledge to help others. For her, exercise has always been a part of her life especially after seeing how her grandparents managed to age gracefully from the years of being committed to an active lifestyle — they would wake up before dawn every day to exercise rain or shine. In fact, they are also the reason why she chose to join the #communitycare family. She hopes to spread this spirit and share the knowledge to her elder patients in the future. Jace aspires to motivate our senior citizens to perform simple exercises, which will help them in many ways in the long run.
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Have you met Geraldo? This Healthcare Merit Award scholar will be joining Alexandra Hospital as a physiotherapist after graduating from his studies at the University of Queensland.

“I chose to study physiotherapy because I want to help and inspire people through my own experiences as a sportsman, by letting them know that even with injury, they are able to heal and regain their mobility with the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.

Many people may have the misconception that physiotherapy mainly deals with sports injuries or that it is the role or a masseur. This is not the full picture. There is a wide range of rehabilitation activities that physiotherapists conduct with their patients of all ages — children to the elderly. I hope to be able to make a difference by helping them through their recovery!”

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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝘽𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩

Nataline Tang's job at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases is often a race against the clock to meet the turnaround time and report results for her colleagues on the front line, or for the purpose of contact tracing.

Click the link in our bio to learn more about what medical technologists like Nataline do behind the scenes as specimens gets tested for the COVID-19 virus.

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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝙅𝙤𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙨, 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙙 𝘾𝙊𝙑𝙄𝘿-19
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“I felt a mix of emotions – excitement and apprehension – when I learnt I would be on the front line of the nation’s battle against COVID-19. I was excited as this was a new learning opportunity! At the same time, I was worried, not just for myself but for my loved ones. I live with a big family, so concerns for their well-being weighed heavily on my mind.
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To protect my family, I practise good hygiene habits. As soon as I reach home, I wash up and place my uniform into the washing machine. Visiting my father, which was once a common routine, has been put on hold for the time being. Fortunately, my sisters have been very understanding during this period, and offered to help with some of the caregiving responsibilities.
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At work, things are drastically different. The polyclinic is now divided into two areas: The Green zone and the Red zone, which handles patients exhibiting any respiratory symptoms. Whenever we enter this zone, we wear additional protective gear. It can be uncomfortable but I have got used to it.
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My role as a Patient Care Assistant involves assisting patients with registration, taking their vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, height and weight) and helping doctors with translation during consultations. Although the job is risky, it never crossed my mind to give up.
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I recall an incident when an anxious lady walked into the polyclinic and insisted on getting tested, fearing that she caught the infection by a chance encounter with a COVID-19 patient. However, she was not exhibiting any symptoms. Sensing her concern, I reassured her and advised her to monitor her health at home for the time being. She subsequently calmed down and headed home.
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Learning, especially during a pandemic, may be challenging as we have to adapt and react swiftly. But there is always something new to learn, and that is what keeps me going.
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– Karen Teo, Patient Care Assistant, Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
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The battle continues.
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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙏𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙

“COVID-19 has changed our lives. For example, in healthcare, we have adopted tele-consultations as we strive to maintain safe distancing. As a medical social worker at one of the main healthcare institutions fronting this battle, I try my best to continue providing psychosocial support to patients and their families during this time even though we are unable to have direct contact.

For me, as I could not visit my family members during the circuit breaker period, I called my dad often to stay connected. The daily reminders from my loved ones to stay safe have become even more precious. At home, my husband is always ready to listen to me talk about my day and ensure that there is dinner ready. The knowledge that I get to make a difference in the lives of others, along with my family’s support, continues to push me on till today.”

— Chiam Ai Ling, Senior Medical Social Worker, National Centre for Infectious Diseases

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It’s a joyous Children’s Day at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital as the team at Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes (CHAMPs) planned an event for the little ones in the wards on this special day! Activity packs were distributed to the paediatric patients who were then invited to participate in a creative challenge to create various craft projects.

Today we celebrate the dreams and hopes of these young patients and their determination to get better. They have really shown us what it means to be brave and free-spirited.

As CHAMPs’ Child Life Therapists, Ms Tanuja and Ms Shazalyn, say, “May you be surrounded by laughter, love and joy. May you always have dreams and believe in yourself.”

Wishing all children a Happy Children’s Day! 🎊

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𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮: 𝙉𝙤 𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝙩𝙤𝙤 𝙗𝙞𝙜
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When Dr Jenny Loo first stepped into the field of audiology some 20 years ago, she had a simple yet ambitious goal: To nurture and build future generations of audiologists in Singapore.
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Today, Singapore has a fast-growing community of homegrown audiologists who are making their mark in the local #healthcare sector. Part of this success can be accredited to Dr Loo and the visionary team that founded the Master of Science (Audiology) programme at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine — the first and only audiology programme to be offered locally.
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Read Dr Loo’s full story at the link in bio.
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To all our healthcare teachers, mentors and educators who have been nothing short of amazing, Happy Teachers’ Day! Thank you for your dedication and passion in grooming the future of Singapore’s healthcare 🥰

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Curious to know what goes on in the life of a Child Life Therapist? Meet Tanuja Nair and Nur Shazalyn Abdullah from KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Join the duo, along with their CHAMPs (Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes) colleagues, as they celebrate children's day in KKH with a twist.

The tradition of holding a Children's Day carnival and performances had to be halted due to the pandemic. However, that did not stop CHAMPs from organising an activity where the kids could get involved.

As Child Life Therapists, Tanuja and Shazalyn are part of a multi-disciplinary team that looks at improving the hospital experiences of patients. Swipe to find out more about their careers!

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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝘼 𝙥𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢

“When there were reports about discrimination against healthcare workers on local news platforms, I turned a deaf ear towards them – even though I had faced some of it. For me, bringing my A-game to the table was the priority. I wanted to keep up with the fast-evolving situation then, especially while stationed at the Community Care Facility (CCF) at the Singapore EXPO in April 2020.

My colleagues from the allied health team had offered to work at the CCF and I voluntarily joined the team upon hearing that they had to put in longer hours to open up more halls within a short period of time. This was to cater to the rising number of COVID-19 cases among migrant workers.

Believe me, it was no easy feat. From coordinating work to managing deliveries of medical and protective equipment, it was truly a race against time to get the halls ready in three weeks – our team had to work for 14 hours every day during that period but we took it in our stride and looked out for each other. I am pleased to say that the workflows today are smoother compared to before; we learnt and improved every day.

We have definitely made progress since the beginning of the pandemic, but the global war is far from over with spiking cases and resurgence in many other countries. I am also glad to report that Singaporeans are now more forthcoming towards us healthcare workers. I still recall the times when my taxi bookings got cancelled for my trips from Singapore EXPO. Today, most taxi uncles are more than happy to drive me home! Some even thank me for being on the front line… this is extremely heartening.”

– Ram Peruvemba, Rehab Manager, Woodlands Health Campus

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𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙃𝙋 𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨: 𝘼 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡

After volunteering in special needs schools and tutoring children with visual impairment post A-levels, Associate Professor Tan Bhing Leet knew that she wanted to work with people. Later on, she learnt about the different allied health professions and was drawn to the philosophy and practice of occupational therapy (OT). After accepting a scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree in OT in the United Kingdom, Bhing Leet practised for several years in the areas of hand therapy, neurology and mental health. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in mental health and subsequently a PhD in psychiatry. Today, she is the Deputy Cluster Director (Applied Learning), Health & Social Sciences and the Programme Director for Singapore Institute of Technology’s OT (Hons) programme.

“To be an occupational therapist, you need to have an interest in helping people restore their lives, by enabling them to do activities that matter to them. This includes adopting a holistic approach that considers their family and social environment. Being an educator is part and parcel of the OT profession as we would either take students on clinical placements or supervise junior therapists. I have enjoyed doing both clinical and academic work as they have helped me grow professionally. As a full time educator, I do a lot of work behind the scenes. From preparing lessons to developing assessment items to marking assignments into the wee hours of the nights, every day is a brand new day!

I was fortunate to have good teachers who inspired me in different ways during my school days. While it’s hard to single anyone out, I am thankful for my PhD supervisor. Not only had he guided me in my studies, but also shared parenting tips and steered me towards positive thinking as I juggled work, studies and parenting a young child with special needs. I enjoy interacting with my students because they energise me. It is nice to hear their personal achievements and learn how they support one another.

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Community Care Scholarship recipient Jace Ng has a willing heart to help our silver generation live and age well within the comfort of their homes and neighbourhoods through #physiotherapy. Currently a first-year student at @singaporetech, Jace believes that physiotherapy goes beyond diagnosis and treatment — it helps others regain their lives and allows them to pursue their passion confidently.
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Jace truly believes in physiotherapy after learning how it incorporates various exercises, equipment and medical knowledge to help others. For her, exercise has always been a part of her life especially after seeing how her grandparents managed to age gracefully from the years of being committed to an active lifestyle — they would wake up before dawn every day to exercise rain or shine. In fact, they are also the reason why she chose to join the #communitycare family. She hopes to spread this spirit and share the knowledge to her elder patients in the future. Jace aspires to motivate our senior citizens to perform simple exercises, which will help them in many ways in the long run.
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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝘽𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩

Nataline Tang's job at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases is often a race against the clock to meet the turnaround time and report results for her colleagues on the front line, or for the purpose of contact tracing.

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To all our healthcare teachers, mentors and educators who have been nothing short of amazing, Happy Teachers’ Day! Thank you for your dedication and passion in grooming the future of Singapore’s healthcare 🥰

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The battle continues.
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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝘼 𝙥𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢

“When there were reports about discrimination against healthcare workers on local news platforms, I turned a deaf ear towards them – even though I had faced some of it. For me, bringing my A-game to the table was the priority. I wanted to keep up with the fast-evolving situation then, especially while stationed at the Community Care Facility (CCF) at the Singapore EXPO in April 2020.

My colleagues from the allied health team had offered to work at the CCF and I voluntarily joined the team upon hearing that they had to put in longer hours to open up more halls within a short period of time. This was to cater to the rising number of COVID-19 cases among migrant workers.

Believe me, it was no easy feat. From coordinating work to managing deliveries of medical and protective equipment, it was truly a race against time to get the halls ready in three weeks – our team had to work for 14 hours every day during that period but we took it in our stride and looked out for each other. I am pleased to say that the workflows today are smoother compared to before; we learnt and improved every day.

We have definitely made progress since the beginning of the pandemic, but the global war is far from over with spiking cases and resurgence in many other countries. I am also glad to report that Singaporeans are now more forthcoming towards us healthcare workers. I still recall the times when my taxi bookings got cancelled for my trips from Singapore EXPO. Today, most taxi uncles are more than happy to drive me home! Some even thank me for being on the front line… this is extremely heartening.”

– Ram Peruvemba, Rehab Manager, Woodlands Health Campus

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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝙅𝙤𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙨, 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙙 𝘾𝙊𝙑𝙄𝘿-19
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“I felt a mix of emotions – excitement and apprehension – when I learnt I would be on the front line of the nation’s battle against COVID-19. I was excited as this was a new learning opportunity! At the same time, I was worried, not just for myself but for my loved ones. I live with a big family, so concerns for their well-being weighed heavily on my mind.
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To protect my family, I practise good hygiene habits. As soon as I reach home, I wash up and place my uniform into the washing machine. Visiting my father, which was once a common routine, has been put on hold for the time being. Fortunately, my sisters have been very understanding during this period, and offered to help with some of the caregiving responsibilities.
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At work, things are drastically different. The polyclinic is now divided into two areas: The Green zone and the Red zone, which handles patients exhibiting any respiratory symptoms. Whenever we enter this zone, we wear additional protective gear. It can be uncomfortable but I have got used to it.
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My role as a Patient Care Assistant involves assisting patients with registration, taking their vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, height and weight) and helping doctors with translation during consultations. Although the job is risky, it never crossed my mind to give up.
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I recall an incident when an anxious lady walked into the polyclinic and insisted on getting tested, fearing that she caught the infection by a chance encounter with a COVID-19 patient. However, she was not exhibiting any symptoms. Sensing her concern, I reassured her and advised her to monitor her health at home for the time being. She subsequently calmed down and headed home.
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Learning, especially during a pandemic, may be challenging as we have to adapt and react swiftly. But there is always something new to learn, and that is what keeps me going.
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– Karen Teo, Patient Care Assistant, Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
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Curious to know what goes on in the life of a Child Life Therapist? Meet Tanuja Nair and Nur Shazalyn Abdullah from KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Join the duo, along with their CHAMPs (Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes) colleagues, as they celebrate children's day in KKH with a twist.

The tradition of holding a Children's Day carnival and performances had to be halted due to the pandemic. However, that did not stop CHAMPs from organising an activity where the kids could get involved.

As Child Life Therapists, Tanuja and Shazalyn are part of a multi-disciplinary team that looks at improving the hospital experiences of patients. Swipe to find out more about their careers!

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Have you met Geraldo? This Healthcare Merit Award scholar will be joining Alexandra Hospital as a physiotherapist after graduating from his studies at the University of Queensland.

“I chose to study physiotherapy because I want to help and inspire people through my own experiences as a sportsman, by letting them know that even with injury, they are able to heal and regain their mobility with the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.

Many people may have the misconception that physiotherapy mainly deals with sports injuries or that it is the role or a masseur. This is not the full picture. There is a wide range of rehabilitation activities that physiotherapists conduct with their patients of all ages — children to the elderly. I hope to be able to make a difference by helping them through their recovery!”

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𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮: 𝙉𝙤 𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝙩𝙤𝙤 𝙗𝙞𝙜
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When Dr Jenny Loo first stepped into the field of audiology some 20 years ago, she had a simple yet ambitious goal: To nurture and build future generations of audiologists in Singapore.
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Today, Singapore has a fast-growing community of homegrown audiologists who are making their mark in the local #healthcare sector. Part of this success can be accredited to Dr Loo and the visionary team that founded the Master of Science (Audiology) programme at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine — the first and only audiology programme to be offered locally.
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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙏𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙

“COVID-19 has changed our lives. For example, in healthcare, we have adopted tele-consultations as we strive to maintain safe distancing. As a medical social worker at one of the main healthcare institutions fronting this battle, I try my best to continue providing psychosocial support to patients and their families during this time even though we are unable to have direct contact.

For me, as I could not visit my family members during the circuit breaker period, I called my dad often to stay connected. The daily reminders from my loved ones to stay safe have become even more precious. At home, my husband is always ready to listen to me talk about my day and ensure that there is dinner ready. The knowledge that I get to make a difference in the lives of others, along with my family’s support, continues to push me on till today.”

— Chiam Ai Ling, Senior Medical Social Worker, National Centre for Infectious Diseases

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It’s a joyous Children’s Day at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital as the team at Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes (CHAMPs) planned an event for the little ones in the wards on this special day! Activity packs were distributed to the paediatric patients who were then invited to participate in a creative challenge to create various craft projects.

Today we celebrate the dreams and hopes of these young patients and their determination to get better. They have really shown us what it means to be brave and free-spirited.

As CHAMPs’ Child Life Therapists, Ms Tanuja and Ms Shazalyn, say, “May you be surrounded by laughter, love and joy. May you always have dreams and believe in yourself.”

Wishing all children a Happy Children’s Day! 🎊

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𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙃𝙋 𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨: 𝘼 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡

After volunteering in special needs schools and tutoring children with visual impairment post A-levels, Associate Professor Tan Bhing Leet knew that she wanted to work with people. Later on, she learnt about the different allied health professions and was drawn to the philosophy and practice of occupational therapy (OT). After accepting a scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree in OT in the United Kingdom, Bhing Leet practised for several years in the areas of hand therapy, neurology and mental health. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in mental health and subsequently a PhD in psychiatry. Today, she is the Deputy Cluster Director (Applied Learning), Health & Social Sciences and the Programme Director for Singapore Institute of Technology’s OT (Hons) programme.

“To be an occupational therapist, you need to have an interest in helping people restore their lives, by enabling them to do activities that matter to them. This includes adopting a holistic approach that considers their family and social environment. Being an educator is part and parcel of the OT profession as we would either take students on clinical placements or supervise junior therapists. I have enjoyed doing both clinical and academic work as they have helped me grow professionally. As a full time educator, I do a lot of work behind the scenes. From preparing lessons to developing assessment items to marking assignments into the wee hours of the nights, every day is a brand new day!

I was fortunate to have good teachers who inspired me in different ways during my school days. While it’s hard to single anyone out, I am thankful for my PhD supervisor. Not only had he guided me in my studies, but also shared parenting tips and steered me towards positive thinking as I juggled work, studies and parenting a young child with special needs. I enjoy interacting with my students because they energise me. It is nice to hear their personal achievements and learn how they support one another.

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Community Care Scholarship recipient Jace Ng has a willing heart to help our silver generation live and age well within the comfort of their homes and neighbourhoods through #physiotherapy. Currently a first-year student at @singaporetech, Jace believes that physiotherapy goes beyond diagnosis and treatment — it helps others regain their lives and allows them to pursue their passion confidently.
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Jace truly believes in physiotherapy after learning how it incorporates various exercises, equipment and medical knowledge to help others. For her, exercise has always been a part of her life especially after seeing how her grandparents managed to age gracefully from the years of being committed to an active lifestyle — they would wake up before dawn every day to exercise rain or shine. In fact, they are also the reason why she chose to join the #communitycare family. She hopes to spread this spirit and share the knowledge to her elder patients in the future. Jace aspires to motivate our senior citizens to perform simple exercises, which will help them in many ways in the long run.
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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝘽𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩

Nataline Tang's job at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases is often a race against the clock to meet the turnaround time and report results for her colleagues on the front line, or for the purpose of contact tracing.

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To all our healthcare teachers, mentors and educators who have been nothing short of amazing, Happy Teachers’ Day! Thank you for your dedication and passion in grooming the future of Singapore’s healthcare 🥰

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The battle continues.
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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝘼 𝙥𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢

“When there were reports about discrimination against healthcare workers on local news platforms, I turned a deaf ear towards them – even though I had faced some of it. For me, bringing my A-game to the table was the priority. I wanted to keep up with the fast-evolving situation then, especially while stationed at the Community Care Facility (CCF) at the Singapore EXPO in April 2020.

My colleagues from the allied health team had offered to work at the CCF and I voluntarily joined the team upon hearing that they had to put in longer hours to open up more halls within a short period of time. This was to cater to the rising number of COVID-19 cases among migrant workers.

Believe me, it was no easy feat. From coordinating work to managing deliveries of medical and protective equipment, it was truly a race against time to get the halls ready in three weeks – our team had to work for 14 hours every day during that period but we took it in our stride and looked out for each other. I am pleased to say that the workflows today are smoother compared to before; we learnt and improved every day.

We have definitely made progress since the beginning of the pandemic, but the global war is far from over with spiking cases and resurgence in many other countries. I am also glad to report that Singaporeans are now more forthcoming towards us healthcare workers. I still recall the times when my taxi bookings got cancelled for my trips from Singapore EXPO. Today, most taxi uncles are more than happy to drive me home! Some even thank me for being on the front line… this is extremely heartening.”

– Ram Peruvemba, Rehab Manager, Woodlands Health Campus

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#𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙤𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙎𝙂: 𝙅𝙤𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙨, 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙙 𝘾𝙊𝙑𝙄𝘿-19
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“I felt a mix of emotions – excitement and apprehension – when I learnt I would be on the front line of the nation’s battle against COVID-19. I was excited as this was a new learning opportunity! At the same time, I was worried, not just for myself but for my loved ones. I live with a big family, so concerns for their well-being weighed heavily on my mind.
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To protect my family, I practise good hygiene habits. As soon as I reach home, I wash up and place my uniform into the washing machine. Visiting my father, which was once a common routine, has been put on hold for the time being. Fortunately, my sisters have been very understanding during this period, and offered to help with some of the caregiving responsibilities.
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At work, things are drastically different. The polyclinic is now divided into two areas: The Green zone and the Red zone, which handles patients exhibiting any respiratory symptoms. Whenever we enter this zone, we wear additional protective gear. It can be uncomfortable but I have got used to it.
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My role as a Patient Care Assistant involves assisting patients with registration, taking their vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, height and weight) and helping doctors with translation during consultations. Although the job is risky, it never crossed my mind to give up.
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I recall an incident when an anxious lady walked into the polyclinic and insisted on getting tested, fearing that she caught the infection by a chance encounter with a COVID-19 patient. However, she was not exhibiting any symptoms. Sensing her concern, I reassured her and advised her to monitor her health at home for the time being. She subsequently calmed down and headed home.
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Learning, especially during a pandemic, may be challenging as we have to adapt and react swiftly. But there is always something new to learn, and that is what keeps me going.
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– Karen Teo, Patient Care Assistant, Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
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Curious to know what goes on in the life of a Child Life Therapist? Meet Tanuja Nair and Nur Shazalyn Abdullah from KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Join the duo, along with their CHAMPs (Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes) colleagues, as they celebrate children's day in KKH with a twist.

The tradition of holding a Children's Day carnival and performances had to be halted due to the pandemic. However, that did not stop CHAMPs from organising an activity where the kids could get involved.

As Child Life Therapists, Tanuja and Shazalyn are part of a multi-disciplinary team that looks at improving the hospital experiences of patients. Swipe to find out more about their careers!

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Have you met Geraldo? This Healthcare Merit Award scholar will be joining Alexandra Hospital as a physiotherapist after graduating from his studies at the University of Queensland.

“I chose to study physiotherapy because I want to help and inspire people through my own experiences as a sportsman, by letting them know that even with injury, they are able to heal and regain their mobility with the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.

Many people may have the misconception that physiotherapy mainly deals with sports injuries or that it is the role or a masseur. This is not the full picture. There is a wide range of rehabilitation activities that physiotherapists conduct with their patients of all ages — children to the elderly. I hope to be able to make a difference by helping them through their recovery!”

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𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮: 𝙉𝙤 𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝙩𝙤𝙤 𝙗𝙞𝙜
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When Dr Jenny Loo first stepped into the field of audiology some 20 years ago, she had a simple yet ambitious goal: To nurture and build future generations of audiologists in Singapore.
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Today, Singapore has a fast-growing community of homegrown audiologists who are making their mark in the local #healthcare sector. Part of this success can be accredited to Dr Loo and the visionary team that founded the Master of Science (Audiology) programme at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine — the first and only audiology programme to be offered locally.
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Read Dr Loo’s full story at the link in bio.
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“COVID-19 has changed our lives. For example, in healthcare, we have adopted tele-consultations as we strive to maintain safe distancing. As a medical social worker at one of the main healthcare institutions fronting this battle, I try my best to continue providing psychosocial support to patients and their families during this time even though we are unable to have direct contact.

For me, as I could not visit my family members during the circuit breaker period, I called my dad often to stay connected. The daily reminders from my loved ones to stay safe have become even more precious. At home, my husband is always ready to listen to me talk about my day and ensure that there is dinner ready. The knowledge that I get to make a difference in the lives of others, along with my family’s support, continues to push me on till today.”

— Chiam Ai Ling, Senior Medical Social Worker, National Centre for Infectious Diseases

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It’s a joyous Children’s Day at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital as the team at Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes (CHAMPs) planned an event for the little ones in the wards on this special day! Activity packs were distributed to the paediatric patients who were then invited to participate in a creative challenge to create various craft projects.

Today we celebrate the dreams and hopes of these young patients and their determination to get better. They have really shown us what it means to be brave and free-spirited.

As CHAMPs’ Child Life Therapists, Ms Tanuja and Ms Shazalyn, say, “May you be surrounded by laughter, love and joy. May you always have dreams and believe in yourself.”

Wishing all children a Happy Children’s Day! 🎊

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𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙃𝙋 𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨: 𝘼 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡

After volunteering in special needs schools and tutoring children with visual impairment post A-levels, Associate Professor Tan Bhing Leet knew that she wanted to work with people. Later on, she learnt about the different allied health professions and was drawn to the philosophy and practice of occupational therapy (OT). After accepting a scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree in OT in the United Kingdom, Bhing Leet practised for several years in the areas of hand therapy, neurology and mental health. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in mental health and subsequently a PhD in psychiatry. Today, she is the Deputy Cluster Director (Applied Learning), Health & Social Sciences and the Programme Director for Singapore Institute of Technology’s OT (Hons) programme.

“To be an occupational therapist, you need to have an interest in helping people restore their lives, by enabling them to do activities that matter to them. This includes adopting a holistic approach that considers their family and social environment. Being an educator is part and parcel of the OT profession as we would either take students on clinical placements or supervise junior therapists. I have enjoyed doing both clinical and academic work as they have helped me grow professionally. As a full time educator, I do a lot of work behind the scenes. From preparing lessons to developing assessment items to marking assignments into the wee hours of the nights, every day is a brand new day!

I was fortunate to have good teachers who inspired me in different ways during my school days. While it’s hard to single anyone out, I am thankful for my PhD supervisor. Not only had he guided me in my studies, but also shared parenting tips and steered me towards positive thinking as I juggled work, studies and parenting a young child with special needs. I enjoy interacting with my students because they energise me. It is nice to hear their personal achievements and learn how they support one another.

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