By The New Paper, 24 October 2018 at 06:00 am
PHOTO: TAN TOCK SENG HOSPITAL
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About 190 Tan Tock Seng Hospital workers to take part in TNP Big Walk
Some 190 employees from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) are looking forward to The New Paper Big Walk on Nov 18.
The hospital's human resources wellness department, which is responsible for the staff's physical and social well-being, called for registration for the Big Walk as it can reach more employees and senior staff members who do not enjoy running.
Mr Dominic Tung, assistant director of HR wellness, said: "At TTSH, we believe in work-life balance and encourage staff to engage in activities and programmes organised by the hospital which cater to their personal and physical well-being.
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"The Big Walk is one such activity that allows colleagues to have fun while staying fit at the same time."
Mr Laley Senawi, a nurse clinician, will be walking with his wife and daughter, who are participating for the first time.
Mr Laley, 55, who took part in last year's Big Walk, said it will be a chance for the family to enjoy the sights of Singapore while walking on the road.
"I just want to make sure they enjoy the walk," he said.
The avid runner, who starting running more frequently three years ago to lose weight, has since lost 6kg.
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He told TNP with a laugh: "At my age, I don't have any chronic diseases, I am sort of a role model for my colleagues."
Senior medical technologist Melieve Yanson, who also participated last year, said that working in a hospital has made her more health-conscious.
Ms Yanson, 50, sets a goal of walking 10,000 steps daily.
The Big Walk's 5km route that starts from the Singapore Sports Hub is manageable for her.
She has an eight-minute walk to and from her workplace and home every day.
Ms Yanson, who hits the gym thrice a week and runs at least two half-marathons yearly, said: "Because of my job in healthcare, I need to be fit and healthy myself before I can care for others."
TNP Big Walk
WHEN Sunday, Nov 18, from 7am
WHERE Singapore Sports Hub
REGISTRATION Register online at tnpbigwalk.com
REGISTRATION FEE Early-bird sign-ups ($12) extended until Oct 28. Normal rate: ＄20
GOODIES A limited-edition Big Walk 2018 tote bag, a Compressport Big Walk T-shirt worth $49 and other goodies from sponsors
Healthcare personnel, nurses, and doctors are the unsung heroes not working in the glamorous world. As human beings, there are moments when bacteria, viruses, and accidents penetrate our healthy life, causing us pains and sufferings. We may blame our fate, and uncontrollably lashes out at the "injustices", but the damages to our bodies are already done. Who would understand our darkest moments, and could offer comfort to our difficult times? By the grace of God, this is the moment when our hospital's healthcare personnel takes over our broken life, offering emotional support, and stay with us as we journey along the dark tunnel of misery.
With their skillful touch, we are patiently guided through the path of recovery. Their shining care and concern provide the necessary light for us to navigate out of the dangerous microorganisms' world. Together with Mother Nature, they offer the best protection against infective agent from further multiplying within our living cells and corrupting our bodies' functioning system.
While the healthcare personnel tirelessly help us to battle our life threatening problems, they themselves are also subjected to the mercy of the invading harmful diseases. We are to remember to acknowledge their courage and bravery, as they enter into our realm which might promise no return. As they approach the day enthusiastically, bursting with activities for our well-beings, they offer themselves selflessly with little guarantee of their own safety.
We need more and more of such angels. It is with great efforts behind the scene that we are able to enjoy such warm and comforts, especially during our hour of suffering. Even in our difficult time, lets us pray also for our caregivers to find strength in their endeavour, and who maybe at this moment struggling with their never-ending tasks. May God's blessings come upon them; to keep up their goodwork, and especially, enjoy their walk through life.
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Singapore hospitals are undertaking big renovation projects – Tan Tock Seng Hospital is spending more than $30 million – to meet the demands of a rapidly ageing population.
Besides being able to monitor her patients more closely, senior staff nurse Catherine Hu (above) has a computer, telephone and frequently used supplies such as alcohol swabs and manual blood pressure sets at arm’s reach at the new nurse’s station in TTSH.
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