More healthcare staff facing abuse: 'I hope your parents die,' patient's son tells S'pore hospital worker

There have been over 70 physical and 120 verbal abuse cases reported at NUH in the first 10 months of 2021. ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY
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SINGAPORE - When a patient's son cursed her parents to die, Ms Ng, a patient relations officer at the National University Hospital (NUH), was shocked.

Recounting the incident that happened a couple of months ago, the front-line worker, who wanted to be known only as Ms Ng, told The Sunday Times she was on a call with the patient's son and two other colleagues to resolve a compensation issue.

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