“I joined the old KK Hospital as an Ah Mah in 1969. There were only five of us per shift but we did everything: changing bedsheets, cleaning bedpans, delivering meals and transporting patients. As the hospital grew and moved to its current building, our jobs became more specialised – designated roles of housekeepers, cleaners and catering staff were started. I became a Patient Transport Assistant, being responsible for transporting patients on wheelchairs and trolley beds. KKH is now much larger and busier. But my colleagues, the patients and caregivers are still just as warm. I hope this never changes.”
Madam Seah Kim Lan has devoted more than 52 years of service to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). With a ready smile, Auntie Kim Lam – as she is affectionately known – leaves an indelible impression on everyone she meets!
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