To help our 250 Malaysian colleagues who wanted to continue working in Singapore, the SOD team sprang into action to secure alternative accommodations for them within a day. The affected staff were also given a token daily allowance to help offset some of the unexpected expenses and higher cost of living during this period.
Dr Noel Yeo, Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations, SOD, said, “The restricted movement order threatened to cause severe disruption to businesses and daily activities in both countries. However, the impact that we felt as a company was greatly reduced by our Malaysian colleagues agreeing to take up temporary accommodations in Singapore over the two weeks, so that they can continue to report to work at our hospitals and other business units.
“I am sure this must have been of considerable inconvenience to these colleagues and their families. Their commitment to their respective jobs has allowed us to continue providing quality care to our patients with minimal disruptions. On behalf of the management, I would like to thank them for their dedication and selflessness during these trying times.”
Kamala Kuppusamy, a Healthcare Assistant at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, was among the Malaysian nurses who were affected. She was extremely touched upon learning that the company had so efficiently arranged accommodation for her so that she could have peace of mind and focus on looking after our patients.
“The speed was honestly excellent. I really am impressed and touched. I am also thankful for great colleagues who provided me moral support – they even offered to bring me home-cooked breakfast,” she said.
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Taking the opportunity of global borders reopening, leaders of our laboratory units across the world gathered in Singapore for the inaugural IHH Laboratories Strategic Retreat that was held over 2 days on 18 & 19 July.
For the second year running, IHH colleagues across the globe came together in their respective markets to celebrate and rejoice in the IHH Service Week which ran from 11 to 15 April 2022.
IHH Healthcare started 2022 on an exciting note by hosting its first hybrid Global Town Hall on 27 January, with more than 100 staff in attendance at the webcast venue in Malaysia.
Efforts to upskill our nurses through well-designed in-house courses have earned IHH Singapore a four-year re-accreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
With a sudden COVID lockdown, Dr Rubing Wei from Parkway Hospital People’s Square put his time and medical knowledge to good use by helping some 2,000 fellow residents of the Xiang Mei Garden residential complex in Pudong, Shanghai.
For his firm focus on creating a bedrock of trust, IHH Managing Director & CEO Dr Kelvin Loh has been named Executive of the Year – Healthcare at the 2021 Singapore Business Review (SBR) Management Excellence Awards.
On 9 November, Singapore’s Heath Minister Ong Ye Kung paid a visit to Mount Elizabeth Hospital to recognise and appreciate our staff for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice throughout the ongoing crisis.