How do you gain the trust of others and what keeps you going at work?
We get Ms Claire Chua and Mr Josh Lim from our Corporate Services team to share with us.
“The most rewarding part of my job is receiving appreciation from my clients spurs me on and constantly reminds me that I am supporting them well. I like to be proactive and knowledgeable so my clients can trust and rely on me. Many times, they introduce clients to me and it makes the acquisition process easier.” – Claire Chua
“I read up to keep myself updated with the latest medical news and equip myself with relevant knowledge. This helped me to offer professional advice to my clients as a trusted healthcare consultant. I feel affirmed when my clients request for me to continue as their account manager. It encourages me, giving me the confidence that I am on the right track.” – Josh Lim
[This was first published in Raffles HealthNews Issue 02 /2017] (more…)
Young children, before the age of two, get as many as eight to 10 colds a year.
“This is not a sign of a weak immune system but simply that the growing child is being exposed to many viruses,” advises Dr Wong Wei Mon, Senior Family Physician, Raffles Medical – Raffles Holland V.
Dr Wong adds that though cold medications offer relieve symptoms; they do not provide a cure or shorten the duration of the common cold.
📖 Reading to your child has a lot of benefits. Not only does it help promote bonding and strong relationship with parents and carers, it also inculcates one’s love for lifelong reading.
“Reading and sharing stories can help children learn the difference between “real” and “make believe,” shares Dr Chitra Ramalingam, Specialist in Paediatric Medicine & Consultant, Raffles Children Centre.
Man-opause? Yes, the men get the male menopause too. Also known as andropause, it describes ageing-related hormones (testosterone) changes in men.
A healthy lifestyle will improve and promote one’s health. Do go for regular check-ups and have your hormone levels checked as you get older.
👶👦👧👩⚕️ How can one get children to loosen themselves up when they are visiting their doctors? Dr Chitra Ramalingam, Specialist in Paediatric Medicine & Consultant, Raffles Childeren's Centre, shares her way.
"I enjoy being around children. I talk to the child about their favourite games and characters. I give them my full attention and play simple games and examine them as a part of the game. I get to listen to their chatter and play their games. I enjoy working in partnership with parents and family in helping the child. Paediatrics is an interesting field as we deal from new born to teenagers and young adult each presenting with completely different medical problems." (more…)
Raffles Medical is now operating in Changi Airport Terminal 4!
The new clinics in Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Transit 4 will offer a new MediConcierge service, offering real-time interaction with our doctors & nurses, medical advisories, e-ordering of vaccinations and health screening services.
🎊 In case you didn't know, Raffles Holland V will turn ONE on October 21! To celebrate this joyous occasion, the mall is giving away mall vouchers! To stand a chance to win, all you have to do is to head to down to our mall and 📷 snap a photo of it*!
*For more information, head over to the Raffles Holland V Facebook page! (more…)
“The work in the ICU is challenging but extremely rewarding as I get to help my patients improve their health and return home to their family. That’s why I love my job.”
Find out more about Senior Staff Nurse Zenia’s work with the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). (more…)
Jaslyn was first inspired to take up nursing during her younger days when she saw how nurses cared for her father who was hospitalized. Although it was once seen as a ‘dirty job’, it now is touted to be a rewarding career.
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Despite her parents feeling that it was not a rewarding career, Krishna has been a nurse for 23 years and this is her 16th year with Raffles Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Krishna is permanently based on the night shift which allows her to better juggle between her career and family back in Malaysia.
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Despite being a nurse since 2009, Cynthia is still unsure why she likes nursing but she loves what she does. She had considered nursing as a profession while completing her GCE ‘O’ Levels. Her decision to be a nurse was only affirmed when a degree in nursing was offered right after her A levels. (more…)
Notice something different about our profile picture? What happened to alphabets ‘A’, “B’ and ‘O’?
These three alphabets represent blood groups. More than 350 bags of blood are needed daily to save lives and that means on average, a bag of blood is needed every four minutes! For many in need, blood donors are their lifeline.
Keen in donating your blood and becoming someone’s lifeline? You can do so at any Bloodbank or a mobile blood drive location.
For more information: https://redcross.sg/missingtypesg
The decision to travel solo can be intimidating yet absolutely rewarding. Here are 10 tips of how you can prepare for the trip of your lifetime. Who's ready for the adventure ahead? 🙌
#SoloTravel #TravelSmart #TravelReady #YOLO (more…)
Experiencing a bad toothache or sensitive teeth? Raffles Dental is here to meet your most intricate dental needs! 'Like' Raffles Dental Facebook page to find out more about the various dental services offered and receive insightful tips on maintaining good oral health!
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With over 20 years of experience as a fertility specialist, Dr Sheila Loh’s passion is helping couples to successfully conceive and we get her to share the most challenging part.
“Helping couples stay positive even if they do not conceive despite trying
their best and my best. This is often sad and disappointing for them and it is
especially important for my team and me to support them both emotionally
and medically. I may also have to gently offer them alternative options that they
may initially not have considered, such as adoption or child-free living,” shares Dr Sheila Loh, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology & Consultant, Raffles Fertility Centre and Raffles Women’s Centre. (more…)
Massaging our body’s acupressure points brings many benefits, including promotion of blood circulation, clearing blockages and aiding the body’s self-healing ability. Revive your skin’s brilliance today with the DIY facelift!
Find out how here: http://bit.ly/2kYBlNX
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