Nurses’ Merit Award is awarded to nurses who have demonstrated outstanding performance for the past three years and making contribution to promote the nursing profession.
United Medicare Centre’s Senior Enrolled Nurse, Ms Lim Hong Khoon, Lilly, was among 100 recipients of Nurses’ Merit Award 2017, recognised for their outstanding service. A presentation ceremony and luncheon was held at Mariott Hotel Singapore on 7 July 2017 for them. SEN Lilly Lim was presented with the Nurses’ Merit Award badge by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health.
“I have been a nurse for 29 years. I have always been passionate about nursing since my teenage years.
I was inspired by Mother Teresa. I admired her devotion to caring for the sick and dying people. She once said, “Do small things with great love.”. I vowed to be like her by becoming a nurse, to use my profession to care for those who are sick and needy.
My memorable event was at United Medicare Centre. I remembered a resident who was blind. He refused to take medication and rejected nursing care. After I had developed a rapport and trust with him, he felt secure and did not refuse medication anymore. Although he could not see, the moment when I spoke, he could recognise my voice. He regarded me as his daughter and appreciated for what I had done for him.
Being a nurse enables me to help others and makes a difference in someone’s life.”
Ms Lim Hong Khoon, Lilly, Senior Enrolled Nurse, United Medicare Centre: MOH Nurses’ Merit Award Recipient 2017
Congratulations to all recipients and their institutions!