Fifty-four healthcare professionals were honoured with the Healthcare Humanity Awards (HHA) on Tuesday afternoon, in recognition of their outstanding work in patient care. The HHA is a continuing legacy of the Courage Awards, first given out in 2003 to Sars heroes. The Courage Fund was launched that year to raise money for Sars victims and healthcare workers.
This year's winners, a mixture of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals were chosen from 21 hospitals and other institutions. They each received a silver medallion and $1,500 from President Tony Tan Keng Yam at The Matrix@Biopolis.
Among the winners were Dr Djoni Huang, 40, of the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, who helped set up the musculoskeletal clinic at the group's Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio branches. He has also organised screening activities that have benefited over 700 residents in various precincts.
KK Women's and Children's Hospital senior staff nurse Noor Faezah Mohamed Yusoff was one of 33 nurses who was honoured. For five months, the 26-year-old spent her days off bringing groceries and meals to a young patient from the Paediatric oncology ward.