Tan Tock Seng Hospital Staff Across All Departments Are Working Tirelessly Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

The 2003 SARS outbreak had shown Singaporeans just how admirable our healthcare staff are in times of crisis.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), which houses the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), then stood under the spotlight.

Now back under scrutiny, the hospital management decided to give people a peep into what goes on inside.

Photos of TTSH staff across all departments working hard amidst the novel coronavirus outbreak garnered thousands of shares overnight on Saturday (8 Feb).

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Here’s a look at our everyday heroes at work.

Nurses keeping themselves healthy while caring for others

While doctors deserve praise for helping to heal patients, a lot of what they do wouldn’t be possible without the assistance of countless nurses who scurry around to ensure everything is in order.

TTSH emphasised this through photos of nurses going about their duties, like this nurse gearing up and putting on a surgical mask.

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Since the risk of infection is more imminent for them, they also need to wear protective goggles for extra caution.

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Having all that gear on and running around the hospital to attend to patients’ needs can be very exhausting, as proved by this nurse gulping down water.

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And then it’s back to more rounds in and out of hospital wards, a physical labour not many of us would consider when thinking about healthcare workers’ plights.

Employees from other departments also hard at work

Of course, the hospital doesn’t run on the medical staff alone. Hundreds of workers from other departments also keep TTSH in operation, putting their own health at risk too.

People doing the laundry for example, have to clean all the patients’ linen and ensure everything is spotless for the next person who checks in.

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Pharmacists have to distribute the correct medication according to patients’ needs, and their attention to detail is particularly crucial to ensure no mistakes.

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Service staff the first faces you see at Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Before you even enter the premises to witness all the above, service staff like this security officer will greet you.

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Staff at the information counter help visitors navigate their way around. Imagine the sheer number of people they have to interact with on a regular basis, yet they continue to do so wholeheartedly.

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Let’s salute our healthcare heroes

All hospital staff, regardless of what they do, deserve our appreciation for their unwavering dedication to their work.

They come to the hospital every day despite risking their own health, to help so many others in need.

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They work tirelessly for hours on end with little rest in a job that requires a lot of physical and mental tenacity, despite occasionally receiving undue criticism from people.

Let’s thank our healthcare workers for their efforts, because we wouldn’t be able to manage a crisis without them. They truly are our heroes.

Featured image adapted from Facebook and Facebook.