Document 427169

MED
DIA RELE
EASE
08 Nove
ember 2014
4
For immediate release
NHG
G Salutes Pioneerin
ng Staff fo
or their Co
ontribution
ns to Publlic Healthc
care
Since 1
1963, Mr Mak
M Kim Meng
M
has worked
w
dilig
gently behind the sce
enes across the
Nationa
al Healthca
are Group to help pro
ovide quality care to patients – from main
ntaining
paper rrecords at the Tan To
ock Seng Hospital
H
to
o managing
g electronicc laboratorry
results and variou
us adminisstrative dutties as a he
ealth atten
ndant with National
N
p Polycliniccs. With 51
1 years of service, an
nd counting
g, the 70-yyearHealthccare Group
old is ccurrently on
ne of the lo
ongest servving staff at
a NHG. Mr Mak is on
ne of 1,000
0
remarkkable pione
eering stafff recognise
ed for theirr dedication
n and invaluable
contrib
butions at NHG’s
N
Hon
nouring Ou
ur Pioneerss event, he
eld today att the ITE College
C
Centra
al.
K Yong, Minister fo
or Health, paid
p
tribute
e to guestss –
Guest--of-Honourr, Mr Gan Kim
comprising existing and former staff of
o NHG – fo
or their com
mmitment, sacrifice and
a
assionate service
s
to patients.
p
He
e underline
ed how the
e collective
e hard workk of the
compa
ave the wa
ay for the current
c
succcess of NH
HG as the
Group’s pioneerss helped pa
nal Health System of Central Siingapore.
Region
ompass ma
any different areas off expertise
e – one
“While these achievementss may enco
mains the same
s
– no
one would have been
n possible without
w
the
e vision,
fact rem
dedication and drrive of our pioneers. In your divverse roles
s as doctorrs, nurses, allied
nals, or adm
ministrative
e and supp
port staff, you
y have each
e
played
d an
health profession
ant role in making NH
HG’s vision
n of ‘Adding years off healthy life
fe’ come alive,”
importa
said Minister Gan
n.
o took the opportunitty to highlig
ght a few other
o
role models
m
from
m across the
He also
NHG fa
amily, man
ny of whom
m boast mo
ore than fou
ur decades
s of service
e in public
1 of 4
Members off the
National He
ealthcare Group healthccare. Theyy include Ta
an Tock Seng
S
Hosp
pital Senio
or Nurse Manager,
M
M
Mr
Harbha
ajan Sing
gh, who spent 55 of his
h 74 yearrs in servicce at the ho
ospital;
Low Chen
Presid
dent of NHG College
e and Eme
eritus Con
nsultant, Professor
P
ng
Hock, 71, who ha
as served more than 45 years in healthca
are; Dr Tyrrone Goh, 66,
Executive Director of National Healthcare Grroup Diagnostics with 36 yearrs of
service
e; and last but not lea
ast, NHG Group
G
CEO
O and Emeritus Con
nsultant
Profes
ssor Chee Yam Cheng, 65, wh
ho after 38 years of service,
s
continues to inspire
staff wiith his intellect, humility, wit and
d passion. (See Ann
nex for a lisst of long-sserving
staff)
o montage
e brought th
he audiencce on a jou
urney from the days of
o old to the
e
A video
presen
nt age of ro
obotics and
d advanced
d medical technology
t
y. With eacch passing
milesto
one, the co
ommon thre
ead that binds is the compassio
on, dedication and
commitment of he
ealthcare workers
w
in caring for our patien
nts through
h the decad
des.
bute eventt – designe
ed to provid
de an atmo
osphere off celebratory fun and
The trib
gamess, food as well
w as ‘live
e’ performa
ances on and
a off stag
ge – also provided
p
an
n
opportu
unity for prresent and former co
olleagues and
a friendss to reconnect.
NHG D
Deputy Gro
oup Chief Executive
E
O
Officer
(Re
egional Hea
alth), Profe
essor Philip
p
Choo, w
who hoste
ed the even
nt, shared, “Our comm
memorativ
ve mementto is compo
osed of
picture
es from NHG past eve
ents and buildings.
b
A names of
All
o our pione
eers are sa
aved in
ve slotted at
a the side of the memento. You would ha
ave receive
ed a
a card thumb driv
nalised certtificate of appreciatio
a
on too. We want to re
emember th
he contribu
utions
person
of all our pioneerrs.”
– END
DS –
2 of 4
Members off the
National He
ealthcare Group NHG
About N
The National Healthccare Group (NHG)
(
is a le
eader in publlic healthcare
e in Singapo
ore, recognise
ed at
nd abroad for the quality of its medica
al expertise a
and facilities. Care is pro
ovided throug
gh an
home an
integrate
ed network of
o nine primary healthcare
e polyclinics, acute care hospital, nattional specialty
centres, and businesss divisions. Together the
ey bring a ricch legacy of medical expe
ertise to our
phy of patientt-centric care
e.
philosop
NHG’s vvision of “Add
ding years off healthy life”” is more tha
an just about healing the sick.
s
It encom
mpasses
the more
e difficult butt infinitely mo
ore rewarding
g task of pre
eventing illnes
ss and prese
erving health
h and
quality o
of life. With some 13,000 staff, NHG aims
a
to proviide care that is patient-ce
entric, accessible,
seamlesss, comprehe
ensive, appro
opriate and cost-effective
c
e.
As the R
Regional Hea
alth System (RHS)
(
for Ce
entral Singap
pore, it is vita
al for NHG to partner and
collabora
ate with othe
er stakeholde
ers, commun
nity advisors, volunteer welfare
w
organisations and others
in this Care
C
Network
k together witth our patients, their famiilies and care
egivers to de
eliver integrated
healthca
are services and program
mmes that he
elp in Adding Years of He
ealthy Life to all concerne
ed.
More infformation is available
a
at: http://www.n
h
hg.com.sg
dia queries and more in
nformation, please contact:
For med
midah Aidillah
h
Ms Ham
Senior E
Executive
Group C
Corporate Co
ommunication
ns
NATION
NAL HEALTH
HCARE GRO
OUP
Direct: 6496
6
6264, Mobile:
M
9661 7141
Email: H
Hamidah_Aid
[email protected]
Ms Lydia
a Soh
Assistan
nt Manager
Group C
Corporate Co
ommunication
ns
NATION
NAL HEALTH
HCARE GRO
OUP
Direct : 6
6496 6947 Mobile
M
: 9842
2 8571
Email : lydia_cc_soh
[email protected]
Ms Tania Tan
er
Manage
Group C
Corporate Co
ommunication
ns
NATION
NAL HEALTH
HCARE GRO
OUP
Direct : 6
6496 6267 Mobile
M
: 9692
2 2887
Email : [email protected]
@nhg.com.sg
g
3 of 4
Members off the
National He
ealthcare Group Annex:: Highlighte
ed NHG Pio
oneers – Ac
ccording to
o Years of Service
S
in Healthcare
H
S/N
N
Number of years
y
of
Name
Institu
ution
Job
J title
Mr Harbhajjan Singh
TTSH
Senior Nursse
s
service
1
55
5
Manager
2
51
Mr Mak Kim
m Meng
NHGP
P
Health Atten
ndant
3
49
9
Mr Jabar Bin Shamsud
din
IMH
Health Atten
ndant
4
45
5
Prof Low Cheng
C
Hock
NHG College
C
Emeritus
Consultant and
o NHG
President of
College
5
44
4
Mr Narayan
nasamy
NHG Pharmacy
P
Pharmacy
Executive
Murugam
6
More tha
an 40
Assoc Proff Giam Yoke
e
NSC
Chin
Senior Consultant
Dermatolog
gist and
Consultant incharge of
Psychoderm
matology
Division
7
40
0
Assoc Proff Wong Kim
IMH
Eng
8
38
8
Prof Chee Yam
Y
Cheng
g
Emeritus
Consultant
NHG
Emeritus
Consultant and
Group CEO
O
9
More tha
an 36
Dr Meenakkshi
NHGP
P
Sundararam
man
10
36
6
Dr Tyrone Goh
G
Family Physsician –
Senior Stafff
NHG
Executive Director
D
Diagno
ostics
4 of 4
Members off the
National He
ealthcare Group