In conjunction with Allied Health Day that falls on 11 October 2023, we unravel the inspiring narratives of these passionate individuals who chose the path of Allied Health at SCH and discover the driving force behind their unwavering commitment to healing!
LEADING HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER LIVES
An unexpected introduction from a friend and now colleague, Jodie Yeo, led Javier to SCH.The longer patient stays in the community hospital allows him to form meaningful bonds with those he cares for. This, in turn, makes his work even more fulfilling.Javier attributes much of his success and satisfaction to his supportive team at SCH. The camaraderie, mentorship, and mutual support among his peers have created an environment where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential.
The collaborative spirit among healthcare professionals and the shared commitment to a patient's journey resonated with her.For Pevenpreet, any patient leaving OCH with improved function becomes a cherished memory.She finds working in OCH is an ideal workplace as she gets to see many kinds of patients. She recently developed an interest to care for patients who suffer from stroke and had undergone a two-month attachment at an acute stroke ward in SGH.“I had a patient who was admitted after suffering multiple strokes. The patient had lost a significant amount of strength in his legs but after weeks of intensive training, he was able to regain muscle strength. Seeing them overcome their personal struggles motivates me to continually enhance my knowledge and skills,” shared Pevenpreet.Although working in the healthcare industry is not always smooth sailing, Pevenpreet’s resilience shines through. On tough days, she leans on trusted colleagues for support and finds solace in the simple joys of life, like watching sitcoms and cute animal videos.And when days get really tough, she remembers the reason why she started this journey, which never fails to motivate her and get her back on track.
Medical Social Worker (MSW) J Selvi’s job is nothing short of inspiring.Selvi’s interest in social work began to develop as early as her teenage years where she volunteered at childcare centers, nursing homes and the Singapore Red Cross by providing support through interactions with the frail and sick.But what drives Selvi is her unwavering priority – healthcare!Starting her journey as a social work student in a restructured hospital provided Selvi an opportunity to work with patients and their loved ones planning their discharge. However, Selvi thought she could do more for her patients.
Working at SCH has given her the precious gift of time – one that she uses to truly understand and support the needs of patients and their families, beyond the scope of discharge care planning.For Selvi, her role goes beyond the professional; it extends to being an inspiration for patients and their families.
Click here to read part one of From Dreaming to Healing
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