Youngest ever winner amongst this year's recipients for President's Award for Nurses

(From left) Ms Chua Gek Phin, director of nursing at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Ms Jasmine Kang, an Advanced Practice Nurse in geriatrics at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Ms Chia Lay Hoon, deputy director of nursing at the National University
(From left) Ms Chua Gek Phin, director of nursing at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Ms Jasmine Kang, an Advanced Practice Nurse in geriatrics at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Ms Chia Lay Hoon, deputy director of nursing at the National University Hospital, are this year's recipients of the President's Award for Nurses. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

ONE of this year's recipients of the President's Award for Nurses is the youngest ever - although she cares for some of the oldest patients.

Ms Jasmine Kang, 33, an Advanced Practice Nurse in geriatics at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, said it is a privilege to be able to care for the elderly. She even learnt to speak different dialects in the hospital in order to communicate with her patients.

Ms Kang received her award from President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Wednesday at the Istana, along with Ms Chua Gek Phin, 55, director of nursing at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, and Ms Chia Lay Hoon, 54, deputy director of nursing at the National University Hospital.

This is the 14th year the awards have been given out. This year's winners each received a trophy, a certificate and $6,000 to attend conferences and training programmes.