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22
Jun
2024

Amid long hours and low pay, junior doctors say more among them are breaking their bonds to move to private sector

TODAY Online

​National University Health System (NUHS) said some departments in National University Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital have put in place the night-float system, to reduce shift hours and allow junior doctors more rest. Other measures rolled out to support healthcare staff’s well-being include the Hospital Clinician scheme, formal feedback sessions at certain milestones of each posting, as well as proactive counselling and psychosocial support. TODAY also noted the formation of an NUHS Wellbeing Office that spearheads the NUHS community's holistic well-being strategy, and the Get Rid of Stupid Stuff (Gross) initiative that encourages workers to provide suggestions to eliminate unnecessary processes and improve efficiency.

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20
Jun
2024

Beyond The Bedside – Part 2

Channel NewsAsia

​Ms Roshni Akhtar, Senior Staff Nurse, Nursing Training & Development, NTFGH, is one of the five profiles featured in this documentary series on how nurses and allied health professionals touch lives in profound ways. She shared that during the early years of her career, she was working with experienced nurses who were dedicated towards helping her to grow in the profession. Their mentorship, guidance, and support helped build her confidence and competence to be a nurse. She is currently honing her skills in research to contribute towards the future of nursing.

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14
Jun
2024

该去全科诊所 还是急诊部?可拨护士问诊热线询问 (Call the NurseFirst Helpline for advice on whether to seek medical help at a specialist clinic or emergency department)

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​Dr Jimmy Lee and Dr Pang Da Xian, Senior Consultant and Associate Consultant from NTFGH’s Emergency Medicine, explained that if patients are unsure whether they should visit the emergency department for their medical conditions, they can call the NurseFirst Helpline. The nurse will then assess the severity of the symptoms and condition based on the description, and provide advice on where to seek medical help. NurseFirst is a nationwide programme managed by Woodlands Health and is open to the public. 

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13
Jun
2024

早筛早治 远离结直肠癌 (Early screening and early treatment to keep away from colorectal cancer)

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Dr Heidi Chang, Associate Consultant, Colorectal Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), provided an overview of colorectal cancer and highlighted that the incidence of colorectal cancer in Singapore has been steadily increasing over the past few decades. Dr Chang also stressed the importance of early detection through screening and explained the common symptoms and the treatment options available.

Dr Jonathan Lee, Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, is part of a team behind a new study that has linked certain types of gut bacteria to specific pre-cancerous colorectal polyps. He said 19 modifiable risk factors of colorectal cancer would impact one’s microbiome composition, such as body mass index, diet and prescribed medications. 

Ms Ma Whye Chung, Senior Dietitian, NTFGH, introduced the role diet plays in colorectal cancer prevention and management, and recommended dietary guidelines that can lower the risk of colorectal cancer. Ms Ma also emphasised the importance of considering overall dietary pattern rather than focusing on individual foods or nutrients. She encouraged a dietary pattern that consists of variety, moderation, and enjoyment of meals.

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13
Jun
2024

Beyond The Bedside – Part 1

Channel NewsAsia

​Ms Roshni Akhtar, Senior Staff Nurse, Nursing Training & Development, NTFGH, is one of the five profiles featured in this documentary series on how nurses and healthcare professionals touch lives in profound ways. She shared how being a clinical instructor allows her to combine her passion for teaching and clinical expertise, so that she can make a meaningful difference in the nursing community. She also talked about how she wants to streamline work processes so that nurses can deliver better care for patients.

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11
Jun
2024

享用火锅 慎防肠胃炎 (How to avoid gastroenteritis when enjoying hotpot)

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​Dr Shirley Bong, Associate Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology, NTFGH, and Associate Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, NUH, explained that food hygiene mistakes can result in the cross-contamination of food, and consuming such contaminated food can then result in gastroenteritis. She added that sharing utensils or sauces increases the risk of contracting gastroenteritis, and transmission can also occur through touching contaminated surfaces or direct contact with an infected individual. The article also listed ways to reduce the risk of gastroenteritis, such as ensuring that food is thoroughly cooked and stored, as well as storing leftovers in clean and food-grade packaging after dining.

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4
Jun
2024

未雨绸缪不嫌早 为健康老化做准备 (It’s never too early to prepare for healthy ageing)

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Dr Tan Chin Kwok, Head & Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, NTFGH, and Dr Lim Seok Mei, Associate Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, NTFGH, discussed various aspects about healthy ageing and dispelled misconceptions about the ageing process. 

Dr Tan explained the difference between the natural biological processes of ageing and the external factors that can accelerate ageing. He clarified the differences between normal cognitive ageing and dementia and shared that keeping a healthy lifestyle and maintaining an active body and mind can help to maintain cognitive function and delay the onset of dementia. 

Dr Lim shared ways to maintain healthy skin and bone in older adults and advised how they can address common health challenges to maintain their quality of life. She also recommended exercises, dietary changes and social activities that will benefit ageing individuals

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14
May
2024

认识自己吃的药 有些药物不能一起吃 (Know what medicines you're taking: Some medicines can't be taken together)

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Ms Isabelle Lim, Pharmacist, NTFGH, underscored the significance of understanding medications to ensure safety, efficacy, and adherence to treatment plans. She highlighted that certain foods and medications could interact negatively with medications and emphasised the importance of patients informing their healthcare providers about the medications they are taking.

Ms Lim advised against taking expired medicines due to the potential degradation of chemical components, which could lead to reduced efficacy and harmful byproducts. She guided the proper storage of medications to preserve their shelf life and recommended keeping a record of medicines and appointment dates to ensure an adequate supply. She also highlighted that it is important to get medication information from reliable resources such as HealthHub.

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14
May
2024

胸痛 心脏出问题?(Are chest pains related to heart problems?)

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​Dr Sim Hui Wen, Consultant, Division of Cardiology, NTFGH and Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS explained that chest pain is a common complaint among patients worldwide, with up to 25 per cent of the general population experiencing it in some form during their lifetime. She also emphasised that while it is a frequent complaint, not all instances point to heart-related concerns. In addition, Dr Sim also elaborated on the treatments aimed at identifying and addressing the underlying cause of chest pains.

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14
May
2024

胸痛 心脏出问题?(Are chest pains related to heart problems?)

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​Dr Sim Hui Wen, Consultant, Division of Cardiology, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, explained that chest pain is a common complaint among patients worldwide, with up to 25 per cent of the general population experiencing it in some form during their lifetime. She also emphasised that while it is a frequent complaint, not all instances point to heart-related concerns. In addition, Dr Sim also elaborated on the treatments aimed at identifying and addressing the underlying cause of chest pains.

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12
May
2024

Kalau ibu boleh, saya juga boleh (If Mom can do it, so can I)

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​Ms Nur Fitrah Nasuha Hussin (Staff Nurse, Ward C8, NTFGH) shared how she was inspired by her mother, Ms Nor Ashikin Sariadi (Senior Enrolled Nurse, Ward B13, NTFGH), to become a nurse. As a child, Ms Nur Fitrah spent a lot of time at Ms Nor Ashikin’s workplace in the hospital, where she was working as a Patient Service Assistant. The young girl was impressed by how the different job groups worked together to care for patients. Her interest for the nursing profession grew when she saw how her mother was respected among colleagues, and how she made a mid-career to nursing in her 40s. Ms Nor Fitrah expressed her admiration for her mother because she was able to balance school work and family commitment. Today, both mother and daughter are nurses at NTFGH.

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10
May
2024

Live Well. Leave Well. Episode 9 – Resilience

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In this podcast episode, Dr Neoh Sue Wern, Consultant, Supportive Care & Palliative Medicine, NTFGH, spoke about demonstrating resilience in her daily work as a physician in the palliative care team. Dr Neoh shared about her experience as a palliative caregiver to patients and explained the challenges faced by patients and their families at the end-of-life, including anticipatory grief, immense fear and various difficulties associated with the patient’s deteriorating symptoms.

To Dr Neoh, resilience stems from the love and care that we have for a loved one, which then becomes the strength that patients need as they navigate their end-of-life journey.

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7
May
2024

指甲问题 (Toenail problems)

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Ms Chen Xi, Senior Podiatrist, NTFGH, provided an in-depth look at common nail problems such as ingrown nails and paronychia, highlighting the importance of proper nail care and the potential consequences of neglect. Ms Chen explained that ingrown nails often result from improperly trimmed nails that leave a splinter that can pierce the skin, potentially leading to paronychia or even more severe complications such as bacterial infection.

To prevent these conditions, Ms Chen recommended trimming nails without cutting them too short or deep into the nail groove and using a nail file for smoothing uneven areas. She stressed the importance of seeking professional help at the early signs of ingrown nails to prevent improper treatment and further complications.

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30
Apr
2024

如何帮助家人戒酒?(How to help family members kick alcohol addiction?)

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​Mr Chew Tee Kit, Senior Medical Social Worker, NTFGH, shared that people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) tend not to have insight to their alcohol use. The most crucial step to kick alcohol addiction is to recognise that their drinking is a problem. For people whose loved ones are struggling with this issue, it should be noted that relapse is part of the recovery journey. It is important to continue supporting them and to know that there are always resources available to support the patient.


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26
Apr
2024

Mak dah takda harapan lagi. Tinggal tunggu masa je. (There’s no more hope left for mom, just waiting for her time to go.)

Others

In this Malay language podcast series titled “Fitrah”, Dr Norhisham Bin Main, Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Supportive Care & Palliative Medicine, NTFGH, introduced listeners to palliative care, how it is practised in the inpatient setting, and the resources available for terminally ill patients and their caregivers.

Dr Norhisham spoke about the signs caregivers should look out for when nearing a patient's final hours, and how family members can cope with the grief of their loved ones passing. He also shared tips on how one can console patients who see themselves as ‘burdening’ others.

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