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Driving Improvement in the Laboratory

Jane Tan Sie Yong, Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist, Pathology - Histology/Cytology, SKH

When Jane was nominated to sit on the committee overseeing the set-up of SKH’s Pathology Laboratory in 2012, she knew it would be no easy task. She was responsible for planning the layout and workflow of the lab, as well as the procuring of lab equipment.


With the help of her fellow committee members, they took on their tasks with a like-minded “can-do” spirit, whether it was preparing the documentation to pass the audit, or ensuring that the workflow of the lab offered maximum efficiency and effectiveness.


The successful completion of the lab in 2018 paved the way for more opportunities to leverage her experiences and expertise.  Jane sat on committees for various projects, such as the setting up of the Anatomical Pathology (AP) sub-specialty and the deployment of the Laboratory Information System (LIS) in the labs, a cluster initiative where she learnt more about other institutions’ processes and built rapport with her colleagues from those institutions.

“Teamwork and collaboration was truly key in the completion of the lab in time for the opening of Sengkang Hospital in 2018”, she said.