Enrolled nurses lauded for contributions

SINGAPORE - Enrolled nurses were recognised for their contributions on Tuesday (Nov 22) with 10 of them receiving the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award - the highest accolade for enrolled nurses here.

Enrolled nurses support registered nurses in providing essential nursing duties such as assessing and monitoring patients' conditions, carrying out treatment, as well as conducting active patient and caregiver education.

Ms Nasah Sohor, 53, a principal enrolled nurse at Singapore General Hospital's Department of Emergency Medicine was the winner of the first prize. She received a Challenge Trophy, a gold medallion and a $3,500 cash prize.

Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor presented the awards to recipients at a ceremony held at the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Kent Ridge Guild House on Tuesday (Nov 22).

Founded by the D.S. Lee Foundation, the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award was set up in memory of the late banker and philanthropist Tan Chin Tuan.

More than 90 enrolled nurses have received the award since it was established ten years ago.