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Staying positive despite the COVID-19 battle

The support of her colleagues and family, the tranquility of nature… these are some of the things that help National Centre for Infectious Diseases Senior Staff Nurse Nur Hazlinda Nasrom overcome the fatigue from the fight against COVID-19.

From fixing aircraft to nursing

In 2009, Mohamed Firdaus Mohamed Salleh, Senior Staff Nurse at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases made a life-changing decision of leaving my work in the aircraft maintenance industry to join nursing.

A journey to educate and inspire

As a young student, I always aspired to have a career that would allow me to interact with people as opposed to a deskbound job. I considered teaching at first but perhaps, fate had something else in store for me – nursing.

To teach is to learn

For Dr Siriwan Lim, nursing is neither a marathon nor a sprint – it is about lifelong learning. She hopes to inculcate that spirit amongst her students. Dr Siriwan pens her thoughts on teaching during this pandemic, and her hopes for her students.

A nursing dream rekindled

Nursing had been in my mind for the longest time, but it took me more than 20 years to take that leap of faith into a new career. Now that my children have grown up, and with an ageing mum, it was an opportune time to rekindle my interest in nursing.

Nurses' Merit Award 2021

Our heartfelt congratulations to all 125 winners of the Nurses’ Merit Award this year!

A listening heart

Being a mental health nurse means that I must be cognizant of my patients’ mood and behaviour, and also seek to make the best decision possible at critical times. This gives me an adrenaline rush at work, and pushes me out of my comfort zone.

To mum, with love

For most women, there is no greater joy than being a mother. Two midwives show us what a day is like in the delivery suite and pay tributes to their own mothers!

#CouragetoCareSG: Serving seniors from the heart

In 2018, at the age of 60, Wendy Wong took a bold leap of faith to pursue a career in the community care sector. Two years on, she is part of the team fighting COVID-19 on the front line.

Badges of honour for our everyday heroes: Nurses’ Merit Award

The Nurses’ Merit Award is handed out to stellar nurses for their performance. Beyond the hospital grounds, recipients must have also made significant contributions to the profession. Three recipients share their thoughts on their new milestone.

Badges of honour for our everyday heroes: President’s Award for Nurses

July is a month of distinction for Singapore’s nurses because two highly notable awards are handed out to deserving recipients… one being the President’s Award for Nurses. Two recipients recall their days in nursing.

#CouragetoCareSG: A career switch with no regrets

When I learnt that I would be on the front line during this COVID-19 outbreak, my immediate concern was how it would affect my loved ones, particularly my elderly parents who live with me. Yet, I soldiered on despite the trying circumstances.

#CouragetoCareSG: Helping patients fight COVID and anxiety

During the SARS outbreak in 2003, I was working alongside fellow nurses at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. That invaluable experience gave me the confidence and strength to care for COVID-19 patients at the Institute of Mental Health today.

#CouragetoCareSG: Fighting COVID and helping patients with dementia at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home

When I was seconded to Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, I was well aware that I would be caring for about 99 residents who might have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. However, I did not feel any fear of safety for myself.

Teachers’ Day – On the front lines of nursing education

Ngee Ann Polytechnic nursing lecturer Mis’Rohaiza Amin plays an important role in grooming nursing students for the bigger challenges they will face as registered nurses. She shares her thoughts on being on the front lines of nursing education.

#CouragetoCareSG: Strength in solidarity

Like many, I wanted to contribute. When Ng Teng Fong General Hospital called for staff volunteers to join the fight against COVID-19, I had no qualms about it.

#CouragetoCareSG: Finding honour in serving

Deeply honoured! That was how I felt when asked to fight COVID-19 on the front line.

#CouragetoCareSG: A frontline nurse’s juggling act

The past few months have been a whirlwind for Senior Nurse Manager Tan Pek Hoon, Head Nurse of Yishun Polyclinic, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP).

From hospital to community

Since young, Eddie Hee had a thing for science. When he chose to pursue a diploma in biomedical science, it came as no surprise to most. However, his choice of pursuing a nursing degree did meet with some concerns.

Bettering lives in the community

It was not an easy decision to leave a cushy job in the banking industry during the early years of my professional career. However, I yearned to do more.

Bringing nursing to the community

It all began when I was a little girl. In a family of healthcare workers, I had grown up on a diet of stories about the hospital and its patients.

Overcoming illness to regain purpose in life

Growing up, my childhood had been vastly different from my peers. A bulk of my adolescent days was spent at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for regular check-ups and monthly blood transfusions.

Eyeing progress

I did not choose to be a nurse. I had always been laidback, especially so as a teenager. Aware of my relaxed attitude, my anxious parents pushed me towards nursing, believing it to be a stable career.

President’s Award for Nurses 2019: A reflection

Three Chief Nurses from different health sectors (acute, primary and community care), one Deputy Director of Nursing and one Deputy director from the education sector… and one things unites them all.

The long road taken and beyond

Bright and approachable, 23-year-old Nicholas Chan remains humble despite the long road he has taken, starting from his days as a student nurse at the Institute of Technical Education College East.

My nursing family

Nursing found its way to me through my stint with a technology company in 2003 – the fateful year Singapore was hit by the Sars epidemic.

Inspiring young minds

It was my father who put the idea of nursing into my head. I applied to the School of Nursing in 1982 and the rest, as they say, is history.

More to community care than you think

Though I was enrolled in a digital media design course at Nanyang Polytechnic, I knew it was not what I wanted after one semester. I wanted to be in a profession that touched lives and made a difference.

Making a meaningful difference

Nuranis Mohamad (better known as Cindy) was motivated to take up an education in nursing when her mother was diagnosed with diabetes, and her father with kidney failure.

My little nursing dream

2009 was a trying year for the family. My dad had been involved in a road traffic accident, and it was painful watching the head of the family struggle.

Staying positive despite the COVID-19 battle

The support of her colleagues and family, the tranquility of nature… these are some of the things that help National Centre for Infectious Diseases Senior Staff Nurse Nur Hazlinda Nasrom overcome the fatigue from the fight against COVID-19.

From fixing aircraft to nursing

In 2009, Mohamed Firdaus Mohamed Salleh, Senior Staff Nurse at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases made a life-changing decision of leaving my work in the aircraft maintenance industry to join nursing.

A journey to educate and inspire

As a young student, I always aspired to have a career that would allow me to interact with people as opposed to a deskbound job. I considered teaching at first but perhaps, fate had something else in store for me – nursing.

To teach is to learn

For Dr Siriwan Lim, nursing is neither a marathon nor a sprint – it is about lifelong learning. She hopes to inculcate that spirit amongst her students. Dr Siriwan pens her thoughts on teaching during this pandemic, and her hopes for her students.

A nursing dream rekindled

Nursing had been in my mind for the longest time, but it took me more than 20 years to take that leap of faith into a new career. Now that my children have grown up, and with an ageing mum, it was an opportune time to rekindle my interest in nursing.

Nurses' Merit Award 2021

Our heartfelt congratulations to all 125 winners of the Nurses’ Merit Award this year!

A listening heart

Being a mental health nurse means that I must be cognizant of my patients’ mood and behaviour, and also seek to make the best decision possible at critical times. This gives me an adrenaline rush at work, and pushes me out of my comfort zone.

To mum, with love

For most women, there is no greater joy than being a mother. Two midwives show us what a day is like in the delivery suite and pay tributes to their own mothers!

#CouragetoCareSG: Serving seniors from the heart

In 2018, at the age of 60, Wendy Wong took a bold leap of faith to pursue a career in the community care sector. Two years on, she is part of the team fighting COVID-19 on the front line.

Badges of honour for our everyday heroes: Nurses’ Merit Award

The Nurses’ Merit Award is handed out to stellar nurses for their performance. Beyond the hospital grounds, recipients must have also made significant contributions to the profession. Three recipients share their thoughts on their new milestone.

Badges of honour for our everyday heroes: President’s Award for Nurses

July is a month of distinction for Singapore’s nurses because two highly notable awards are handed out to deserving recipients… one being the President’s Award for Nurses. Two recipients recall their days in nursing.

#CouragetoCareSG: A career switch with no regrets

When I learnt that I would be on the front line during this COVID-19 outbreak, my immediate concern was how it would affect my loved ones, particularly my elderly parents who live with me. Yet, I soldiered on despite the trying circumstances.

#CouragetoCareSG: Helping patients fight COVID and anxiety

During the SARS outbreak in 2003, I was working alongside fellow nurses at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. That invaluable experience gave me the confidence and strength to care for COVID-19 patients at the Institute of Mental Health today.

#CouragetoCareSG: Fighting COVID and helping patients with dementia at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home

When I was seconded to Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, I was well aware that I would be caring for about 99 residents who might have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. However, I did not feel any fear of safety for myself.

Teachers’ Day – On the front lines of nursing education

Ngee Ann Polytechnic nursing lecturer Mis’Rohaiza Amin plays an important role in grooming nursing students for the bigger challenges they will face as registered nurses. She shares her thoughts on being on the front lines of nursing education.

#CouragetoCareSG: Strength in solidarity

Like many, I wanted to contribute. When Ng Teng Fong General Hospital called for staff volunteers to join the fight against COVID-19, I had no qualms about it.

#CouragetoCareSG: Finding honour in serving

Deeply honoured! That was how I felt when asked to fight COVID-19 on the front line.

#CouragetoCareSG: A frontline nurse’s juggling act

The past few months have been a whirlwind for Senior Nurse Manager Tan Pek Hoon, Head Nurse of Yishun Polyclinic, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP).

From hospital to community

Since young, Eddie Hee had a thing for science. When he chose to pursue a diploma in biomedical science, it came as no surprise to most. However, his choice of pursuing a nursing degree did meet with some concerns.

Bettering lives in the community

It was not an easy decision to leave a cushy job in the banking industry during the early years of my professional career. However, I yearned to do more.

Bringing nursing to the community

It all began when I was a little girl. In a family of healthcare workers, I had grown up on a diet of stories about the hospital and its patients.

Overcoming illness to regain purpose in life

Growing up, my childhood had been vastly different from my peers. A bulk of my adolescent days was spent at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for regular check-ups and monthly blood transfusions.

Eyeing progress

I did not choose to be a nurse. I had always been laidback, especially so as a teenager. Aware of my relaxed attitude, my anxious parents pushed me towards nursing, believing it to be a stable career.

President’s Award for Nurses 2019: A reflection

Three Chief Nurses from different health sectors (acute, primary and community care), one Deputy Director of Nursing and one Deputy director from the education sector… and one things unites them all.

The long road taken and beyond

Bright and approachable, 23-year-old Nicholas Chan remains humble despite the long road he has taken, starting from his days as a student nurse at the Institute of Technical Education College East.

My nursing family

Nursing found its way to me through my stint with a technology company in 2003 – the fateful year Singapore was hit by the Sars epidemic.

Inspiring young minds

It was my father who put the idea of nursing into my head. I applied to the School of Nursing in 1982 and the rest, as they say, is history.

More to community care than you think

Though I was enrolled in a digital media design course at Nanyang Polytechnic, I knew it was not what I wanted after one semester. I wanted to be in a profession that touched lives and made a difference.

Making a meaningful difference

Nuranis Mohamad (better known as Cindy) was motivated to take up an education in nursing when her mother was diagnosed with diabetes, and her father with kidney failure.

My little nursing dream

2009 was a trying year for the family. My dad had been involved in a road traffic accident, and it was painful watching the head of the family struggle.

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"​​​Nurses are uniquely placed to help make someone’s life better. We play a major role in helping patients understand their condition and their journey to recovery​."

Sharifah Atiqah
Staff Nurse
Institute of Mental Health

​"The teamwork and camaraderie among colleagues, as well as the sense of achievement when patients recover make me feel good about being a nurse."​​

Josiah Quak
Staff Nurse
Changi General Hospital

​"Our journey with patients extends beyond their hospital stay. The bonds built allow us to be engaged, even when they return home and go back into the community​."

Sangeetha Sodimani
Assistant Nurse Clinician
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

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Celebrating Singapore: One people, One nation, One Singapore
 
As someone who shares the same birth year as Singapore, Lin Hou Eng, Senior Enrolled Nurse at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, shares an affinity with the nation and is proud to be part of the healthcare frontliners who are protecting Singapore amidst the pandemic. She pens her thoughts for the nation's 56th birthday. Swipe on to read her thoughts.
 
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