To support an ageing population and the growing chronic disease burden, there is a need for Singapore to grow and transform its healthcare workforce.
But first, we need to be able to have a steady pool of happy nurses and increase the level of commitment nurses are willing to put into work gradually.
Nurses are known for making the effort to ensure that patients have a comfortable stay in the hospital. They often work very hard, due to the fast-paced nature of the profession.
It is crucial to acknowledge nurses’ hard work and show gratitude for what was done. Apart from the annual Nurses Appreciation Week, a simple “Thank you” is also greatly appreciated by nurses.
Additionally, showing appreciation for the extra time that nurses have devoted to patients and their families will boost nurses engagement. This consequently leads to a circular effect of continuous extraordinary acts, improving the quality of patients' care.
We are on a mission to change the way public view nurses and start educating our public on behalf of all nurses to achieve recognition in the views of the public. We have some partial funding on our own, but we are raising additional funding to do public campaigns to schools and public area to educate our people and subsequently spread such spirit across everywhere.