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A Monthly Staff Newsletter :: October 2013 Issue

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Breaking News

Set a new high for a good cause SHP sees more donation for President’s Challenge this year


n this year’s President’s Challenge donation drive, SHP collected an astounding amount of more than $22,750 in all our efforts! Besides the Pledge Card, SHP participated in various activities such as movie screening for President’s Challenge beneficiaries, a garage sale in the SingHealth Charity Bazaar and a photo booth at the SingHealth PC2013 carnival. Led by National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), this year’s total donation of $408,000 will go to the following three beneficiaries:

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SHP support in PC2013 Event Date Invited 30 children from Faith 8 June 2013 Acts to SHP Movie Screening 26 July to Pledge Card donation drive 10 September 2013 SingHealth Charity Bazaar 27 September 2013 SingHealth PC2013 19 October 2013 Integrated Carnival

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Bright Vision Hospital New Hope Community Services Life Community Services Society Thank you for your generosity and support.


Focus Point

Fire up for the future Wonder how the future will look like? At SHP Dinner and Dance 2013 on 12 October 2013, staff came dressed in their interpretation of the future World and had a jolly good time.


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TEAM OF SUCCESS: The fantastic team that contributed to the success of the event. Great job!


Human DNA

Aspiration. We believe. We achieve. The new Vision and Mission for SHP was officially launched during the Dinner and Dance 2013 with an heart-pounding percussion performance by Bloco Singapura.


Leader in Family Medicine. Excellent Health for the Nation.


Provide better, safer and affordable care. Nurture generations of healthcare professionals. Advance the frontiers of Family Medicine.

Strategic Goals

1. Strengthen healthcare partnerships to provide patient centric care that is appropriate, affordable and integrated 2. Innovate and improve for better, safer and holistic care 3. Optimise organisational efficiency and effectiveness 4. Lead in Academic Family Medicine 5. Be the best place to work in


Human DNA

Enhancements in People Connexion Have you noticed the leave application enhancement in People Connexion? Here are the new features available with effect from 7 October 2013.


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Congratulations! We are pleased to announce the list of staff who are promoted with effect from 1 October 2013. Name Lee Li Har

New Designation Staff Nurse

Josephine Chong Lee Yen Lucas Goh Chee Keong Dr Lau Chin Shiou Sharon

Executive, Human Resource Assistant Director, Clinic Operations Family Physician (effective 1 August 2013)

Introducing the Flexible Benefits Scheme SingHealth will launch new staff Flexible Benefits Scheme (FBS) on 1 January 2014. In this new scheme, staff will have the opportunity to select their preferred benefits that are included in the scheme. Staff are advised to submit their application for the FBS by 10 November 2013.

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For more information, you may check out SHP Intranet > New Flash for the recorded simulcast session. 5

Foot Prints

Prepare yourself for mock audit Between 11 and 15 November, two external surveyors, Terence Shea and Richard Wright from Joint Commission International Consulting will be visiting our polyclinics to assess the organisation’s commitment and processes to improve the safety and quality of patient care and to ensure a safe care environment for patients and staff.

Know the surveyors

Here are some tips when the surveyors visit your clinics:

Tips when responding to the surveyors Remain calm and confident. Clarify if you do not understand their question. Answer the surveyors clearly to your best knowledge. You are not expected to know everything.

Terence Shea

Do not use phrases that show uncertainty, such as “I think…”, “We usually or normally do this…” Say “It is a standard that we comply with….” Give and show them what is relevant and complete. Do not attempt to hide any information. Say “Let me show you….” Check and provide the appropriate answer if you do not know at the point of enquiry. Know where to find important information. Policies and procedures are available in SHP Intranet or shared network drive.

Richard Wright

Help your colleagues, especially to those who are new.

Learning Hub

A sum to support our research Congratulation to Dr Tan Ngiap Chuan, Director for Research, for obtaining a grant from Singapore Heart Foundation in July 2013, for his project Lipid HEALTH study: Lipid Health beliefs Affecting Lipid Treatment and Health-seeking behaviour. Results collected in this study will allow healthcare providers to design focused dyslipidaemia education programme for the patients. Grants are crucial in conducting research projects as it will financial support during operational purposes such as conducting surveys. The grant application opportunities vary in terms of quantum and project duration. The Singapore Heart Foundation is a non-profit organisation, whose primary mission is to promote heart health and to prevent and reduce disability and death due to cardiovascular diseases and stroke. 6

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at SHP-Geylang

at SHP-Tampines

I would like to thank Senior Staff Nurse Lee Hwee Eng for reminding me of a flu vaccination appointment.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dr Ngoh Yew Sing at Tampines Polyclinic for being a very dedicated and committed doctor. I have been seeing him for more than 20 years.

Although I was late for the appointment, she continued with the vaccination and explained patiently about the benefits of the flu vaccination. by Mr Lam Choon Huat via email on 22 September 2013

Dr Ngoh gave follow-up calls to inform the patient about their condition. by Mr Quek Hung Chwang via email on 30 September 2013

at SHP-Geylang

at SHP-Sengkang

Wow! Geylang Polyclinic was so efficient! Took me 15 mins to see a doctor and 5 mins to collect medication!

I feel very satisfied with the services provided by Senior Staff Nurse Azizah Mohd Yusoff and Senior Enrolled Nurse Vasanthi Devi D/O Raja Gopal.

by Mr Jon Lum via Twitter on 9 October 2013

They were very gentle and efficient in their services. by Ms Soo Keet Yue Adele via feedback form on 27 September 2013

at SHP-Outram

at SHP-Tampines

My mother was very pleased after seeing Dr Poon Zhimin. Dr Poon was caring and patient. She conversed to my mother in her dialect, breaking the cold barrier that we traditionally observed.

I would like to thank Dental Officer, Dr Hong Qi Xian, for his patience and service on my recent visit.

Excellent service!

I did not make an appointment but was in great pain. Dr Hong explained the procedure and tried his best to ease my pain. Thank you.

by Mr Jack Tan via email on 4 September 2013

by Ms Neresa Ho via email on 18 September 2013

at SHP-Bedok I would like to commend Senior Patient Service Assistant Asri Bte Atmaredjo at Bedok Polyclinic. She was attentive and patient in hearing our needs. She also ensured that our 84 years old father received the best care while waiting for consultation. Thank you very much! by Mr Teo Thuang Kwee via feedback form on 19 September 2013


Work Life

Lights, camera, action As part of staff engagement, we will be developing more staff communication materials such as video and collaterals that would involve staff participation. Here are some tips to dress and look good for any interview or photography.

A general guide

Tidy up your hair and use hair wax if required. For ladies, do put on some light make-up. Have a clean and cheery look. Do not hang the stethoscope round your neck.

For uniformed staff

Ensure the uniform is clean and stain-free. No torn portion can be seen.

For non-uniformed staff

Try to memorise your script Stay calm, smile and you are ready to be the star for that day!

Avoid striking colours such as bright pink, green and neon shades. Avoid patterns such as stripes and polka dots. time! Prepare to explore the life and work of Charles and Ray Eames, the most famous couple in design, most known for their timeless furniture creations. 15 staff will win a pair of tickets to the ArtScience Museum - Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition! Application deadline: 7 November 2013 Visit period: 8 to 30 November 2013 Winners to this exhibition will be announced through email on 8 November 2013. Download the form from SHP Intranet > One Voice, and submit to Chu Ting from Human Resource department.

E d i t o r ’s N o t e We are entering the last few months for 2013 and it seems like the year had just went past like speed of light. The events in the past few months had kept SHP really busy - Dinner and Dance, President’s Challenge and opening of the redeveloped clinics. We are proud to achieve a new record raised for President’s Challenge 2013 this year. This annual charity event truly sees SHP coming together and supporting one another as one big family. We rock! With love Eric Lim Editor, One Voice 8

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