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HCA Home Hospice Nurse a winner at Healthcare Humanity Awards 2013
13 March 2013

HCA Hospice Care would like to congratulate Ms Ng Wan Ru, Assistant Nurse Manager, Home Hospice, for receiving the prestigiousHealthcare Humanity Awards 2013.

Formerly from the corporate world, Ms Ng took the road less travelled when she joined the hospice care sector after serving in a cancer unit of a tertiary acute-care hospital for 10 years.

This home hospice nurse dedicated herself to loving the dying unconditionally and serves as an excellent role model for all in the palliative and hospice care sector.

With her nursing care acumen and her creative ideas in fulfilling a patient’s last wish, Ms Ng has consistently shown herself to be competent, committed, compassionate, responsible, non-judgmental and perceptive.

Ms Ng Wan Ru (right), home hospice nurse at HCA Hospice Care, receiving the award fromPresident Dr Tony Tan (left).

I’m very honoured to be one of the winners for this year’s Healthcare Humanity Awards. I’d like to thank my team for nominating me for such a prestigious award.

As a home hospice nurse, I have come to realise that two patients with the same diagnosis can be very different. And because of what my patients share with me about their experiences, life stories and struggles, I feel I am able to provide professional palliative care to my patients and render compassionate support to their families more effectively.

– Ms Ng Wan Ru,
one of 54 healthcare professionals who was
honoured with the Healthcare Humanity Awards.

Demonstrating the valuable traits of a home hospice nurse professional, Ns Ng inspires her patients and gives them a renewed sense of purpose to celebrate, even in their final days, the chance to live as they wish.

Her willingness to wear various ‘hats’ to help restore and strengthen family ties and her ability to perform with “pride, passion and professionalism,” left a lasting impression on a grateful caregiver.

“As home hospice service professionals, a constant challenge that we face is being able to come to terms with our patients’ need to maintain personal dignity as they see it, for the time of life that they have left,” says Ms Ng.

“Only then can we be empowered to add a new dimension to quality care that can be both effective and humane, beyond the hard science of clinical diagnosis and death,” she says.

Catch Ms Ng Wan Ru on Channel NewsAsia here.