Assisi Hospice

Six nursing leaders receive President’s Award for Nurses

published by The Straits Times on July 26, 2022
President’s Award for Nurses recipients (from left) Nirmala Karmaroon, Png Gek Kheng, Aziz Ab Hamed, Julia Eng Chui Lee, Zhang Di and Liu Fang. Photo by Straits Times.

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At Assisi Hospice, senior nurse educator Liu Fang, 42, played a major role in developing a workshop to help staff handle the challenging communication with patients and their families in a palliative care setting, which was made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The most important part of palliative care education is shaping the right attitude and mindset,” said Ms Liu, adding that it is about getting nurses to truly understand the philosophy of palliative care, and not just help patients to die peacefully but to live well till the end.

The President’s Award for Nurses started in 2000, and has since recognised 90 recipients, including the latest awardees, for sustained outstanding performance and contributions to patient care delivery, education, research and administration, said the Ministry of Health.


Recipients of President’s Award for Nurses

  • Mr Aziz Ab Hamed, 60, senior nurse clinician at Institute of Mental Health
  • Ms Julia Eng Chui Lee, 47, deputy director of nursing at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Ms Liu Fang, 42 , senior nurse educator at Assisi Hospice
  • Ms Nirmala Karmaroon, 56, deputy director of nursing at Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Ms Png Gek Kheng, 50, chief nurse at Changi General Hospital
  • Ms Zhang Di, 46, assistant director of nursing at Sengkang General Hospital

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