Our Staff Swept 6 out of 15 awards at the G.R.O.S.S. Awards Ceremony!
The NUHS Get Rid of Stupid Stuff (G.R.O.S.S.) Recognition Awards Ceremony on 30 January 2024 was a momentous event. It honoured outstanding teams for their exemplary contributions and innovative projects aimed at stripping away unnecessary complexity and wasteful activities that consume time and resources.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of the high-stakes NUHS G.R.O.S.S. Recognition Awards, with CE presenting both the $10,000 and $1,000 awards to deserving teams with notable projects. The projects include include health screening processes, glucometer competency assessments, and innovative medical group therapy initiatives. Nine Commendation Awards were presented by Deputy Chief Executive (DY CE) Foo Hee Jug, DY CE Chua Song Khim and Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO) Wong Soo Min, to acknowledge projects such as the re-registration of devices, inpatient physiotherapy enhancements, elimination of hardcopy functional assessment reports, digitalising diabetes resource files, enhancing hand hygiene audits, mitigating intranet downtime through innovative measures, automation of blood culture bottle loading, digitalising the hearing aid order process, and streamlining EPIC documentation for geriatric nursing assessments.
The staff from JHC not only secured all three coveted $1,000 awards but also clinched an impressive three out of the nine commendation awards. This outstanding achievement not only reflects the ingenuity of the JHC team but also showcases their unwavering commitment to driving positive change within NUHS.
$1,000 Award Winners
Ceasing Scope Culture Test After Being Used by Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Patients - Nursing Endoscopy
Medical Group Therapy (MGT) at NTFGH Tower B Level 11 Gym - Physiotherapy
Repetitive Consent Taking for Dialysis Patients - Dr Kelvin Koh and Team
Commendation Award Winners
Get Rid of Hardcopy Functional Assessment Report - Occupational Therapy
Digitalising Diabetes Resource File - Nursing
Digitalisation of Hand Hygiene Audit Form - by Infection Control Nursing
Click here to view award winning G.R.O.S.S. submissions by our exceptional JHC Staff.
Recap: Highlights & Achievements of the G.R.O.S.S. Initiative
Prof Yeoh Khay Guan, Chief Executive, NUHS, extended a warm welcome to all attendees during the appreciation of the Get Rid Of Stupid Stuff (G.R.O.S.S.) initiative award winners. Expressing gratitude for the collective efforts to simplify work processes at NUHS, Prof Yeoh highlighted the success of G.R.O.S.S., launched just six months prior to address inefficiencies and challenges in daily tasks. He emphasized the importance of the initiative's core principle - simplification - and how it empowers individuals to drive positive change in their workplace. Commending the overwhelming response to G.R.O.S.S., with 225 submissions and having got rid of 127 “stupid stuff”, i.e. an impressive 50% implementation rate, Prof Yeoh recognised the dedication of the evaluation panel led by Dy CE Foo Hee Jug, Dy CE Chua Song Khim, and GCFO Wong Soo Min.
The projects were selected based on impact, savings and benefits. Underlining NUHS's commitment to sustainability and the well-being of its workforce, Prof Yeoh emphasized that G.R.O.S.S. aligns with key organisational thrusts, Care for Our People and Ensuring Sustainability.
Read more about the award-winning submissions from NUHS here
The call to continue sharing suggestions underscored a commitment to ongoing improvement, ensuring that impactful and high-quality submissions receive due recognition.