Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Community Care Partners awarded with almost 1,000 awards at SHQSA 2019

At this year’s Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA), Community Care partners went home with 993 awards, topping last year’s 774.

The annual SHQSA recognises healthcare professionals who went above and beyond their call of duty to deliver quality care and excellent service, and made a difference in patients’ lives.

The recipients accepted their awards from Guest-of-Honour, President Halimah Yacob at the ceremony held at the University Cultural Centre on 15 January. 18 Community Care partners took home the following awards: 92 Star, 220 Gold, 681 Silver, five Superstar, three Team Merit Awards and two Best Team Awards.

Congratulations to the winners!
• Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital (AMK-THK)
• Econ Healthcare Group (ECON)
• Health Promotion Board (HPB)
• Home Nursing Foundation (HNF)
• Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH)
• Man Fut Tong Nursing Home (MFTNH)
• National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
• NTUC Health Co-operative Limited
• Orange Valley Nursing Home (OVNH)
• Peacehaven Nursing Home
• Ren Ci Community Hospital
• St Andrew's Community Hospital (SACH)
• St Luke's Eldercare (SLEC)
• St Luke's Hospital (SLH)
• SATA CommHealth
• Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD)
• Sree Narayana Nursing Home (SNNH)
• Sunlove Abode

AMK-THK received 58 Star, 90 Gold and 125 Silver Awards
ECON received 8 Gold and 41 Silver Awards
HPB received 4 Star, 1 Gold and 10 Silver Awards
HNF received 2 Star, 5 Gold and 18 Silver Awards
KWSH received 1 Star, 4 Gold and 20 Silver Awards
MFTNH received 13 Gold and 30 Silver Awards
NKF received 9 Silver Awards
NTUC Health received 38 Silver Awards
OVNH received 26 Silver Awards
Peacehaven Nursing Home received 40 Silver Awards
Ren Ci received 7 Star, 31 Gold and 138 Silver Awards
SACH received 18 Star, 53 Gold and 99 Silver Awards
SLEC received 2 Gold and 22 Silver Awards
SLH received 2 Star, 6 Gold and 29 Silver Awards
SATA received 1 Gold and 3 Silver Awards
SPD received 3 Gold and 10 Silver Awards
SNNH received 1 Gold and 23 Silver Awards
Sunlove received 2 Gold Awards
Orange Valley Nursing Home's Rehabilitation Department received a Special Mention Award for developing a incentive-based activity programme with games and sports to encourage residents to stay active. 
Dr Kalaimamani d/o Kanagasabai, Director of Clinical Quality Management Unit, Ren Ci Community Hospital, received a Superstar Award for going the distance for patients.
Loh Kwai Yoke, Nurse Manager, Wards 3 and 4, KWSH, received a Superstar Award for her commitment towards individualised patient care and her continuous quest for self-improvement. 
Jovy Negre Sagbigsal, Assistant Nurse Manager, Integrated Building Ward 65, SACH, received a Superstar Award for her initiative towards caring for her patients and coming up with ways to relieve patients' discomfort.
Yap Thian Yong, Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Services, SLH, received a Superstar Award for tailoring physiotherapy programmes to suit his patients needs. 
Chew Yam Poh, Therapy Assistant, Allied Health Department, Therapy Services, AMK-THK, received a Superstar Award for adding a special touch during therapy sessions to engage her patients. 
The Dementia Care Team from SLH received a Best Team Merit Award (Service Initiative Improvement) for their keeping Persons with Dementia well and engaged.
SANH received a Best Team Merit Award (Service Initiative Improvement) for their Project Makan initiative.
The Dementia Care Team from SLEC won a Best Team Merit Award (Clinical Practice Improvement) for enhancing care delivery to elders with dementia.
The Intra-Inter team from Changi General Hospital, Agency for Integrated Care, Peacehaven Nursing Home, All Saints Home (Tampines) received a Best Team Award (Service Initiative Improvement) for their work on faster nursing home placement for patients.
The Nursing Infection Control Taskforce from NKF received a Best Team Award (Clinical Practice Improvement) for implementing a new waste management which helped nurses save about 147 man hours a month. 
The Transport Task Force from NKF received a Best Team Award (Service Initiative Improvement) for their work on initiating a transport programme for patients.
All SHQSA 2019 recipients take a group shot with President Halimah Yacob.
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