For three consecutive years, our nurses from National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) have clinched the Healthcare Humanity Awards for exemplifying courage, extraordinary dedication, selflessness and steadfastness in ethics, compassion and humanity. This year, Ms. Florence Ang received the award for going the extra mile to not only serve patients at our National Centre but also disadvantaged patients across Asia.
"I am very honoured to receive the Healthcare Humanity award, the highest form of national tribute accorded to award recipients, particularly in the presence of President Tony Tan. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to my supervisors, colleagues and everyone who has guided and encouraged me forward. I constantly strive to put my patients first. Seeing the smiles on their faces and hearing their words of gratitude spur me on to volunteer for medical missions to help disadvantaged patients across Asia.
I believe that a good nurse must be compassionate, selfless and courageous. Thus, I will continue to apply these traits to what I love to do – nursing my patients. Nursing is my passion and I look forward to seeing patients every day, as they are both my inspiration and teacher. I also hope to train other nurses in the use of maggots in wound management. I will also continue to serve and provide humanitarian help within and beyond our shores.
Through my nursing journey, I have learnt that I can make a difference to my patients’ lives by supporting and comforting them in their time of need and through the various stages of their life."
2016 Award Winner
Ms. Florence Ang