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Get to know the faces of Our People who work tirelessly on the front line and behind-the-scenes for our patients and their loved ones. Delve into what goes on in their day-to-day jobs; their aspirations, motivations and hopes for shaping a brighter future for healthcare and beyond.


The Hospitals That Never Sleep - Medical Technologist Ranjetha Veerappan at Alexandra Hospital
07 Oct 2021

Behind the scenes at Alexandra Hospital, medical technologists like Ranjetha Veerappan are hard at work processing hundreds of patient samples and performing a wide range of tests, even in the middle of the night. With the laboratory results, our doctors may then make timely and accurate treatment decisions and plans for all our patients, 24/7. 

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NUHS Our People Our Pride - Zainaf Binte Yaakub
30 Sep 2021

​For most of us, the setting sun is our cue to start turning in the for night. But for Zainaf Binte Ya'akub, who works the permanent night shift as a Senior Nurse Manager at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), her day is just beginning. In this episode of 'The Hospitals That Never Sleep', catch a glimpse into SIster Zainaf's life as she does her nightly ward rounds, ensuring that even while the nation sleeps, her staff and patients remain well taken care of.

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Our People Our Pride - Dr Lenard Cheng
24 Sep 2021

​Observing how our hospitals work round the clock from the other side of the lens is a fascination experience. In this first episode of our new series, 'The hospitals that never sleep', witness the delivery of incredible care by Dr Lenard Cheng and his team at the National University Hospital's Emergency Department. Even through the night, the team works to make sure that our patients receive the care they need no matter the circumstance, no matter their background, and regardless of their condition.

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Front-line mum: Nurse went extra mile for patients
16 Jun 2021
"Being pregnant was not a reason for me to stop doing what I love. In fact, this pregnancy gave me a lot of strength," says Ms Rafidah Rosman who works as a community nurse with the National University Health System (NUHS) Regional Health System (RHS) Carehub. Even in her third trimester, she was providing care for her patients from home to home, in full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Watch this video to see how the mother of two coped with her love for patients and family during the pandemic.

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NUHS Jobs You Didn't Think Existed - Podiatrist
26 Apr 2021
Our podiatrists bare it all about what they wish their patients knew before their appointment. There is also some useful advice on common conditions like bunions and flat foot in there. Watch on for more!

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NUHS Jobs You Didn't Think Existed - Audiologist
14 Apr 2021
A radio DJ, a hi-fi seller, and even an audio technician - these are some things audiologists have been mistaken for. But what do they actually do? And why do we need them at our hospitals? We speak with three audiologists from the National University Hospital (NUH), Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and Alexandra Hospital (AH) to find out.

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Celebrating Strong Women
08 Mar 2021
This video honours the "wonder women” in healthcare, who deliver their best in patient care while juggling multiple roles and expectations in their lives while calling for all women to think about their own heart health which they often neglect and treat their heart right. This video was developed in partnership with the Women's Heart Health Programme, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS).

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NUHS Jobs You Didn't Think Existed - Ocularist
28 Jan 2021
The National University Hospital's (NUH) one and only ocularist, Ms Suriya Abu Waled, shows us how she restores windows to the soul by designing prosthetic eyes for her patients.

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Respect and Psychological Safety - A/Prof Malcolm Mahadevan
01 Dec 2020
See how our colleagues from various disciplines and professions come together to provide incredible care for our patients amidst a high-stress environment at our Emergency Department at the National University Hospital (NUH). A/Prof Malcolm Mahadevan, Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine, NUH, and Designated Institutional Official, NUHS Residency, also revealed a personal story which moved him to tears when he was a houseman.

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NUHS Jobs You Didn't Think Existed - Speech Therapists
25 Nov 2020
Why do people with swallowing difficulties see a speech therapist? What do we know about speech therapy? And how do we know when or if we need to see a speech therapist? Through a three-part video series, we throw spotlight on this incredible team of hardworking allied health professionals who help those with communication or swallowing difficulties regain their abilities.

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'Teamwork' - Ms Debbie Tay
16 Nov 2020
What is the secret to great teamwork? Why do some teams work better than others? There are complex terms, like inter-professional collaboration, values-based practice and shared mental model, to describe our interactions with one another. Debbie Tay, Senior Assistant Manager, Medical Affairs (Education), National University Hospital (NUH) and Esther Tai, Principal Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Medicine, NUH, simplify and explain how these have help them produce incredible results in the way we interact with fellow healthcare professionals and patients.

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'Teamwork' - Dr Furene Wang
03 Nov 2020
What is the secret to great teamwork and why do some teams work better than others? The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us into novel situations where we are squared into tight corners with no easy answers. While some teams are still wading through the crisis, others emerged stronger through deliberate efforts at understanding and respecting different viewpoints, and nurturing psychologically safe workspaces. Small changes in the way a team works together can make a significant difference in patient care. Learn more about how Dr Furene Wang, Consultant, Division of Paediatric Neurology, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital (NUH), and her team of healthcare professionals took that step to adapt as a team, and improved the care of a patient with more complex needs.

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'Teachers' - A/Prof Dan Yock Young
18 Sep 2020
In the spirit of NUHS Educators' Day, A/Prof Dan Yock Young, Assistant Chief Executive, Academic Medicine, National University Health System (NUHS), and Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital (NUH), shares invaluable takeaways from the teachers who inspired him.

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Advocating for Women in Science and Healthcare (WISH) - A/Prof Swaine Chen
16 Sep 2020
"I really hope that in the future, there comes a day where we have workplaces that don't actually need organisations like WISH (Women in Science and Healthcare)," said A/Prof Swaine Chen, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, on how WISH is championing for gender equity in the workplace. What more can be done?

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Advocating for Women in Science and Healthcare (WISH) - Prof Chong Yap Seng
16 Sep 2020
"As a man, it's important for me to show support, but I don't want to just do it as a form of lip service. If I'm going to get involved, I want to enable them to achieve their goals," said Prof Chong Yap Seng, Dean of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, when asked why he created the Office for Equal Opportunities and Career Development. This is his story.

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The Hero Behind our Heroes
13 Aug 2020
In honour of our NUHS nurses, our celebrations go virtual amid a global pandemic as we find new ways to recognise their achievements. Featuring nine nurses from National University Hospital (NUH), JurongHealth Campus (JHC), Alexandra Hospital (AH), National University Polyclinics (NUP), National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS), National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore (NUCOHS), and NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, each of them shares untold stories of their own nursing heroes who shaped them as the healthcare heroes they are today, proving that heroes are made, not born.

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"My Life Like the Grass" - Dr Tan Lai Yong
12 Aug 2020
After relocating to Yunnan, China, for 14 years, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Associate Professor, College of Alice & Peter Tan, Department of Medicine, Division of Family Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, returned to Singapore with four invaluable life lessons to share in this difficult times. Learn more about these life lessons as shared by Dr Tan in this three part video series.

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A Day in the Life of - Dr Maleena Suppiah Cavert
03 Aug 2020
Follow a day in the life of Dr Maleena Suppiah Cavert, Deputy Director, Clinical Education, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), during COVID-19 times. Her story was shared at a webinar organised by the NUHS Women in Science and Healthcare (WISH) and Equal Opportunities & Career Development (EOCD) on 29 July 2020. Their mission is to create an environment and shape a culture that advances gender equality.

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A Day in the Life of - Ms Emily Nickles
03 Aug 2020
Follow a day in the life of Emily Nickles, Research Assistant, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, during COVID-19 times. Her story was shared at a webinar organised by the NUHS Women in Science and Healthcare (WISH) and Equal Opportunities & Career Development (EOCD) on 29 July 2020. Their mission is to create an environment and shape a culture that advances gender equality.

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A Day in the Life of - Ms Grace Chiang
03 Aug 2020
Follow a day in the life of Grace Chiang, Chief Operating Officer, Alexandra Hospital (AH), during COVID-19 times. Her story was shared at a webinar organised by the NUHS Women in Science and Healthcare (WISH) and Equal Opportunities & Career Development (EOCD) on 29 July 2020. Their mission is to create an environment and shape a culture that advances gender equality.

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Fighting COVID-19 - Faces of NUHS
14 May 2020
In our fight against COVID-19, meet some of our nurses who share more about their work, sacrifices and hopes for the future.

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Ask a Question - Life as an Emergency Medical Physician
27 Mar 2020
Curious to find out more about what life as an Emergency Medical Physician is like, especially during the COVID-19 times? Hear from Dr Luke Lee, Resident Physician, Emergency Medicine, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), as he offers a different perspective into the fight against COVID-19.

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2021/10/08

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