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The purpose of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital's Nursing Services is to ensure that each patient receives professional nursing care that is patient-centred and goal directed, and to support health care education and research in nursing and other disciplines.

Patients in the hospital are cared for by the same group of nurses from day to day. Our model of nursing practice encompasses the concepts of collaboration, decision-making, accountability and continuity.

We also practise Clinical Pathways which are multidisciplinary plans of best clinical practice. These are catered for specified groups of patients with a particular diagnosis, that aid the coordination and delivery of high quality care. Clinical Pathways are utilised by a multidisciplinary team and are focused on quality and coordination of care.

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Nursing Philosophy

  • We value our patients who are the most important people in our hospital.
  • We will strive to provide our patients with optimal care.
  • We act as the patients’ advocates and respect their dignity.
  • We collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide patient-centred quality healthcare.
  • We will advance our profession through continuous learning and research.
  • We will develop esprit-de-corps in our hospital by acting according to our core values.

Being a nurse for over 20 years has been a journey of continuous learning, including a short break to pursue my interest on care coordination for patients who are discharged back into the community. Working in an inpatient ward, I coach my junior nurses to raise the standards of care and service. My patients drive my passion and motivation for nursing.

Yvonne Ho
Nurse Manager, Ward B95

As a wound care specialty nurse, I work closely with the ward nurses to assess patients' conditions and decide on the appropriate treatment. I also conduct training for nurses. To me, nursing is a calling and I feel privileged to be able to help the patients.

Ang Poh Lian
Senior Staff Nurse (Wound Care), Nursing Administration

The A&E has been my second home for the last 4 years and I enjoy working in this fast paced environment. Every second counts, we have to act fast and make precise decisions during life-threatening situations. What keeps me going? The smiles from our patients when they recognise our time and effort in serving them.

Loh Pey Lin
Nurse Clinician, Acute & Emergency Care Centre (A&E)

Specialty Nursing

We have a wide range of specialty nurses who work closely with doctors and perform extended roles in the following areas:

  • Advance Practice Nursing
  • Breast Care
  • Continence Care
  • Geriatric Surgical Care
  • Wound Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain Management

Shower the elderly with care — The Straits Times, 2 September 2014
Senior Staff Nurse Koh Hui Mien from KTPH's Department of Geriatric Medicine shares useful tips on caring for one's grandparents.

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An example of excellent nursing — Tamil Murasu, 11 August 2014
Nurse Manager Sathiya Veerarhagavan shares how she rose from a junior nurse to take on the role of a ward's nurse manager in KTPH.

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Four bag Singapore's top award for nurses — The Straits Times, 31 July 2014
KTPH Nurse Clinician Sim Lai Kiow was one of the four winners of the President's Award for Nurses 2014, local nursing's most prestigious award.;

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She cares for the dying — The New Paper, 31 July 2014
KTPH Nurse Clinician Sim Lai Kiow, one of the four winners of the President's Award for Nurses 2014, shares on her choice of palliative care as a career.

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Nurse Clinician Sim Lai Kiow organises a wedding to fulfill dying patient's wish — Zao Bao, 31 July 2014
KTPH Nurse Clinician Sim Lai Kiow, one of the four winners of the President's Award for Nurses 2014, once organised a wedding in the ward to fulfil dying patient's last wish.

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Walking with a patient during their last days — Zao Bao, 31 July 2014
Senior Staff Nurse Yau Sew Peng from KTPH's Palliative Care Service on what draws her into specialising in end-of-life care.

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She finds satisfaction in building up relationships with her patients — Berita Harian, 4 July 2014
A'zizah Rais finds job satisfaction in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital's Ageing-In-Place Programme, working as a community nurse.

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A 'real' nurse — Zao Bao, 23 June 2014
KTPH Assistant Director of Nursing Ms Chee Lay Choo shares her 30-year journey from junior nurse to nursing leader.

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MediaCorp artistes learn nursing skills in KTPH — Shin Min, 17 June 2014
The cast of MediaCorp's new Chinese drama on nursing visited KTPH to receive training before they commenced production.

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MediaCorp artistes learn nursing skills in KTPH — Wan Bao, 17 June 2014
The cast of MediaCorp's new Chinese drama on nursing visited KTPH to receive training before they commenced production.

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Mid-career switch with a difference — Today, 31 July 2013
Senior Staff Nurse Faith Tan who works in KTPH's geriatric ward shares on what motivated her to switch career to nursing.

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Nurses' Day Feature — PAPER, 28 July 2013
Staff Nurse Sumathi d/o Govindan from KTPH's Diabetes Centre was one of two nurses featured in this Tamil Murasu special on Nurses' Day. Sumathi, who has diabetes, shares how her supervisors' confidence inspired her to do her best for the patients she sees in the Diabetes Centre

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Community nurse visits patients during haze — Zao Bao, 7 July 2013
Zaobao features KTPH community nurse, Senior Staff Nurse A'zizah Rais, who with her colleagues, continued to make home visits to patients at the height of the haze in June 2013.

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Nursing: A positive force for change

Besides having a genuine heart to care for the sick, nurses today are also required to keep up with the rapid advancements in medical technology and method of care to be able to provide best possible care for patients.

The nursing career offers three exciting advancement tracks.

nurses in action
nurses in action

Our Nursing Uniforms

Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses in the Accident and Emergency Care Centre (A&E), Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and peri-operative areas of the hospital don uniforms knows as 'scrubs', consisting of a short sleeved shirt and pants. They are designed to be simple, comfortable for ease of movement, and easy to launder if stained.
Nurse Educators and Case Managers wear a white coat when they carry out their respective duties. This enables them to look professional and yet distinguishes them from the nurses in the clinics and wards.
In the management rungs of the nursing hierarchy, the Director, Deputy Director and Assistant Directors shape the progression and direction of the nursing force in KTPH. Their uniform comprises a lilac blouse and a navy blue skirt/pant suit.
Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Managers and Nurse Clinicians wear striking blue uniforms. As mentors to junior nurses, they manage the outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, as well as take charge of clinical aspects in different disciplines in the hospital.
Enrolled, Assistant and Staff Nurses make up the largest number of our nursing force.
Different colour trimmings on the collar of their white uniform subtly reflect the difference in seniority of the nurses. Enrolled and Assistant Nurses don uniforms with green trimmings, while Staff Nurses have uniforms with blue trimming.