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Healthcare Voices

"I believe helping others is my calling in life and it gives me purpose."

Celine Tham

Senior Medical Social Worker,
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital,
Healthcare Merit Award recipient,
Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Social Work from NUS

"The continuum of care [in a Community Care setting] attracted me the most. There are opportunities for us to better understand our clients, their psychosocial environment and support systems and provide holistic treatment care plans that are customised to help them in the longer run."

Qi Jin Ming

St Luke's ElderCare Ang Mo Kio Day Rehabilitation Centre, co-sited within St Luke's ElderCare Residence @ Ang Mo Kio
Community Manpower Development Awards (CCMDA) recipient,
Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

"It is fulfilling and satisfying to know that radiography plays a crucial role in helping the patient get his or her medical condition or problem diagnosed."

Timothy Gerard Lee

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, an institution under the National Healthcare Group (NHG)
Healthcare Merit Award scholarship recipient,
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiography.

"The overseas volunteer trip made me reflect upon myself and the luxuries I had taken for granted in Singapore. It sparked many moments of introspection when I questioned my life purpose and meaning. It was then I decided that I want to be in a position where I can give back."

Alaine Teu

Senior Staff Nurse,
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital's Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit
Healthcare Merit Award recipient,
Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours from NUS.

"This moment brought me joy and the reassurance that I had not lost or forgotten my soft skills, which is important in the healthcare industry where human interactions may be the most vulnerable."

Charlene Ong

Occupational Therapist & second-in-charge,
Upper limb rehabilitation unit at Sengkang General Hospital
Healthcare Merit Award in 2013 recipient,
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

"I often derived my daily motivation with a reminder that not many people out there have the same skillsets I do to make a significant impact on the patient care experience. The acknowledgement of this privileged position motivates me to always put my best foot forward every day."

Alex Soh

Group Care Plan Operations at NUHS
Healthcare Merit Award recipient,
Master of Pharmacy at University College London

"One unique attractive characteristic about a career in the Community Care sector is that it has groomed me to be a more holistic professional who can not only look at things from an occupational therapy's perspective, but also from different angles and through different lenses."

Quek Xiu Ling

Trained Occupational Therapist,
SPD Therapy Hub's allied health team,
Community Care Manpower Development Award recipient

"A career in the healthcare sector allows me to communicate and listen to patients of various backgrounds throughout the day, and be around like-minded colleagues who have a similar passion to improve the lives of people with empathy and compassion."

Fiona Lim

Woodlands Health Physiotherapist,
Tan Tock Seng Hospital,
Healthcare Merit Award recipient,
Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

"Working in healthcare means that I positively impact the lifestyle and health of my patients – I think this was the number one reason that attracted me to healthcare."

Denise Elizabeth Teo

Senior Clinical Dietitian,
National University Hospital,
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

"While being a nurse sounds challenging, it can provide you with an immensely fulfilling journey. The key for me, I believe, is to have a willing heart to put patients first and an earnest attitude."

Brendan Chew

Senior Staff Nurse,
A&E Department of Changi General Hospital,
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

"As with all jobs, challenges are bound to surface during work. In nursing, these challenges could be physically, emotionally and mentally difficult all at the same time. When the going gets tough, always remind yourself why you had chosen this path and let your passion drive you."

Audrey Tham

Senior Staff Nurse,
Sengkang General Hospital

"When you feel a strong calling to work in the Community Care sector as a nurse, have faith and apply for the scholarship."


Community Nursing Scholarship Recipient
Bachelor of Science (Nursing) at the NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

"A huge unknown part of our work is the dysphagia aspect. Many times, people give me a confused look when I introduce myself and my role to patients and their families. I usually introduce myself as a 'Speech and Swallow' therapist to help minimise confusion."

Brenda Soh Rui Qi

Speech Therapist, Woodlands Health Campus
Healthcare Merit Award recipient Bachelor's degree in Speech Therapy, Manchester Metropolitan University

"If you want to be challenged to open your mind, be non-judgmental and do an unconventional job, then this is a career you should consider. Every day is never boring."

Tan Zhi Tong

Senior Medical Social Worker, Alexandra Hospital
Bachelor of Social Work

"If you would like to enrich your journey in becoming a healthcare professional, the Healthcare Merit Award is the best platform."

Renee Loh Jing Rong

Diagnostic Radiographer,
Department of Radiology at Singapore General Hospital
Healthcare Merit Award recipient

"If you are drawn by environments where change is the only constant, healthcare will fit you perfectly."

Matthew Neo

Senior Physiotherapist,
Rehabilitation Department at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Healthcare Merit Award recipient
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

"Singapore's Community Care sector is an integral part of Singapore's healthcare system, and will play an even larger role ahead as our focus shift beyond hospitals to caring for patients closer to the community and to homes."

Lim Kay Ray

Undergraduate pursuing physiotherapy course at SIT
Community Care Scholarship (CCS) recipients

"The myriad of healthcare jobs available within the sector offers a wide selection of career paths for individuals that can cater to their individual preferences."

Wong Whye Yen

Radiographer, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Healthcare Merit Award recipient
Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Diagnostic Radiography)