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Issue 29

5 July 2024

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Our Stories.

Committed to Preparedness, Dedicated to Safety

Enhancing staff preparedness and refining security response times to create a safer environment for all.

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Managers Engagement Forum

Inspiring Purpose and Progress within JHC

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Don't Let This Window of Opportunity Pass You By!

Empowerment through timely action by recognising medical emergencies and critical results.

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G.R.O.S.S @ JHC 

Self-navigation eases burden on porters and cuts waiting time

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Special

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Touching Hearts, 
              Touching Lives.

Staff who inspire, with kindness and compassion

In the News.

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颈椎退化勿轻视 隐忍不医可致瘫 (Cervical myelopathy should not be underestimated and enduring it without treatment can lead to paralysis)

Dr Eugene Lau, Associate Consultant, Spine Surgery, NTFGH, emphasised the importance of early medical attention for symptoms of cervical myelopathy such as persistent neck pain and difficulty in motor skills, while Ms Yew Xiao Jie, Senior Occupational Therapist, NTFGH, shared that a safe home environment is essential for fall prevention.

 

Lianhe Zaobao, Fukan, Page 1 (25 June 2024)

感染 “食人菌” 有何症状? (What are the signs and symptoms of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome?)

 

Dr Khin Thanda Aung, Principal Resident Physician, Infectious Diseases, NTFGH, explained that streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is a very rare but serious complication caused by Group A streptococcus, a bacteria that causes a wide range of common infections such as pharyngitis, skin infections and more severe infections including blood stream infection.

 

Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (21 June 2024)
Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (22 June 2024)

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肩袖肌腱撕裂勿延诊 (Do not delay medical treatment for rotator cuff tendon tears)

 

Adj Asst Prof Kevin Yik, Consultant, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, NTFGH, highlighted that depending on the severity of an individual’s injury, surgery may be a beneficial treatment option for some patients. He encouraged those experiencing symptoms to consult a medical professional to explore the most suitable treatment options.

 

Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (25 June 2024)
Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (26 June 2024)

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管理情绪改变生活方式 有效对抗慢性疾病 (Managing emotional and lifestyle changes can help fight chronic disease)

Ms Lim Zi Wen, Occupational Therapist, JCH, shared that making lifestyle changes can help with symptom management, as well as slow down the progression of chronic diseases. She suggested for individuals to consider joining support groups, and leverage HPB resources to maintain healthy lifestyles.

 

Lianhe Zaobao, Fukan, Page 3 (11 June 2024)

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

 

Dr Shirley Bong, Associate Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology, NTFGH, suggested ways to reduce the risk of gastroenteritis when consuming hotpot, such as ensuring that food is thoroughly cooked and stored, as well as storing leftovers in clean and food-grade packaging after dining.

 

Shin Min Daily News, Page 12 (11 June 2024)

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Beyond The Bedside

Ms Roshni Akhtar, Senior Staff Nurse, Nursing Training & Development, NTFGH, shared that she is currently honing her skills in research to contribute towards the future of nursing. She also talked about how she wants to streamline work processes so that nurses can deliver better care for patients.

 

CNA - Part 1 (13 June 2024)

CNA - Part 2 (20 June 2024)

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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)
 

In a series of patient education articles, Dr Jimmy Lee and Dr Pang Da Xian, Senior Consultant and Associate Consultant from NTFGH’s Emergency Medicine, shared useful information on the types of conditions that do not require a visit to the emergency department.

 

• Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (12 June 2024)

• Shin Min Daily News, Page 10 (13 June 2024)

• Shin Min Daily News, Page 8 (14 June 2024)

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失智症 (Dementia)

 

During the FB live session, Ms Yip Song Ling, Staff Nurse, JCH, recommended activities to engage patients with dementia, and elaborated how dietary considerations can ensure their nutritional needs. She also emphasised the importance of self-care for caregivers to prevent burnout.

 

• Capital 95.8FM (29 May 2024)

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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)

Dr Tan Chin Kwok, Head & Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, NTFGH, 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 Seok Mei, Associate Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, NTFGH, recommended exercises, dietary changes and social activities that will benefit ageing individuals.

 

Lianhe Zaobao, Fukan, Page 1 (4 June 2024)

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Should you be worried about high blood sugar levels even if you’re not diabetic?

Dr Chan Soo Ling, Consultant, Endocrinology, NTFGH, shared that difficulty in maintaining normal blood sugar levels can result in various health issues, including poor food choices, increased risk of diseases like cancer as well as cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and strokes.

 

CNA Online (3 June 2024)

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