Our People. Their Voices. Your Testimony.
Chua Mui Teng
Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department
"The field of Emergency Medicine is rapidly evolving to meet the needs of an ageing population in Singapore. It is very exciting for emergency doctors like myself to be at the forefront of healthcare treating acute conditions. We have also moved towards holistic and multi-disciplinary patient care so as to meet the growing healthcare demands of an ageing population. Healthcare in Singapore is moving from a "reactive" to "proactive" approach in which disease prevention and public health promotion is of utmost importance; better quality of healthcare is also something that we look forward to achieving. I hope to be better equipped in achieving these goals by undertaking a Masters in Public Health. My seniors and colleagues from the department have been very supportive. They are always ready to reward original thinking, passion and hard work. I am grateful for the opportunity to expand my knowledge and learn from the various teams I work within the NUHS family."
Bavani D/O Balakrishnan
"When you say that you're a nurse, most people usually think of the clinical aspects, like assisting doctors and attending to patients. In the organisation, nursing has a broader scope, encompassing research and education, so you can have different career pathways within the vocation. I worked in a surgical ward previously and was given the task of mentoring students before realising that my passion was in teaching. I was encouraged to attend the clinical educator course, and upon completion, my career has now taken a somewhat different but more fulfilling track. From touching the lives of patients at the forefront, I am now makingcontributions to healthcare by training future nurses."
Qamaruzaman Bin Syed Gani
"A mid-career switch is not easy if you do not find yourself in the right organisation with good bosses. I am very lucky to have this, plus I have amazing colleagues who made my transition much smoother and more enjoyable. Our entire department is built on teamwork so there is always someone who will cover you when you are not around or with whom you can bounce off ideas. I work closely with passionate people – from senior consultants to new trainees – on a unified goal of helping patients get better. There's an unspoken mantra in our team: no one gets left behind. That is why I treat my colleagues as my second family."
Senior Principal Radiation Therapist, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)
"Never had I imagined that I would be doing such exciting trail-blazing work when I joined the organisation. I work with the best doctors not just in the hospital but in Singapore! One of my career highlights was a collaboration with a senior doctor on an award-winning project that was published in an international journal and which set an industry standard in clinical practice. My bosses are progressive and open to ideas – they let me have autonomy in the way things are run in the department. When there is an issue, we have an open discussion to resolve it. I am lucky that they respect my judgement and value my contributions. The organisation has given me the opportunity to progress from a Radiation Therapist to Principal Radiation Therapist over my years here, and I am thankful for their trust in me."
Noorhuda Binte Yunos
Senior Executive Assistant, Ambulatory Services
"The organisation is a big believer in active living that it has invested in a gymnasium and sports hall within the premises for staff. There are aerobic classes, sports activities and competitions to cater to every interest. These classes are mostly free and available throughout the day, so you can fit them in at your convenience. The added bonus is that these activities provide a valuable opportunity to bond with colleagues from different departments. Burningcalories as we network – it does not get better than this!"
Gan Jia Yi
Executive Engineer, Operational Support Services
"The organisation does not just look at paper qualifications when promoting staff. I am the only engineer in my department without a degree, but I was promoted, regardlessin recognition of my contributions. It is good to know that hard work, experience and competency count over here. I have to credit my manager for allowing me to handle projects that pushed me out of my comfort zone and for helping me to realise my potential. From handling a flooding crisis to overseeing the construction of a linkway, each project has exposed me to a variety of learning experiences.
Yuen Wen Quan
Senior Patient Service Associate, Emergency Medicine Department
"There is a strong culture of learning and development here in the organisation. When I wanted to further my studies, the organisation provided me with the opportunity to do so under the Talent Development Award. Now, I am in the first year of my Bachelor of Business Management programme. Initially, I was afraid that my work would be affected but my bosses and colleagues have been extremely supportive.