In Singapore, 50 frontline staff from our two Mount Elizabeth Hospitals made history by being the first batch of private healthcare workers in Singapore to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on 9 January. In solidarity with staff, IHH Healthcare Singapore CEO Dr Prem Nair and COO Dr Noel Yeo, also opted to be vaccinated.
The vaccination programme has since been rolled out to frontline workers across our other hospitals and facilities in Singapore. As of 21 January, some 4,000 of our frontline staff at IHH Singapore have received their vaccine.
In Turkey, some 11,000 Acibadem healthcare professionals took their vaccinations within the first five days of roll-out.
More than 130 healthcare professionals in Chengdu and Shanghai have been vaccinated.
“We are pleased to contribute to defeating the pandemic,” said Dr Loh. “I encourage all who have the opportunity to get vaccinated to do so earliest. Because only together can we win this pandemic war and save many lives.”
In all the countries we operate in, we are ready to help the governments administer COVID-19 vaccine. We also commit to provide free vaccination to all our 53,000 employees once the vaccine is available in these markets, and will bear any costs necessary to do so.
IHH has launched an internal Innovation Portal to facilitate sharing of innovation projects, connect staff with relevant digital health companies, and provide access to relevant research and market reports.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been the cause of considerable stress and burnout, especially so for our healthcare colleagues. While stress cannot be avoided, we can certainly learn to manage it. In this aspect, Group Nursing has taken the lead.