The Straits Times
Published on Nov 30, 2012

Knee-deep in gratitude to hospital's doctors and nurses


MY HEARTFELT thanks to Dr Teo Yee Hong (Head of Service, Adult Reconstructive Surgery) of Tan Tock Seng Hospital and his team of doctors, as well as the nurses who cared for me during my surgery for knee replacement and my post-operation care.

I realised that nursing is harder than it looks and, despite this, they cared for their patients unstintingly. I thank especially nurses Veroni Dela Rosa, Ruby Malazarte, Ji Hui Jie and Tai Hui Wen. I also had the privilege of witnessing Sister Wong Siao Pin briefing the team of nurses each morning in a professional and friendly manner.

I salute the doctors, nurses and health-care workers whose job is a calling rather than a profession.

Alice Siew (Mrs)