In Singapore, the invaluable contributions of nurses are recognised and celebrated annually on Nurses’ Day, which falls on the 1st of August. This significant date was chosen to commemorate the formation of the Singapore Nurses Association in 1957. It’s a day dedicated to honouring the dedication, hard work, and care provided by nurses in the healthcare sector.
Singapore is the only nation which celebrates our nurses on Aug 1 instead of May 12. We take a look at the social media response to this special occasion
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong penned a heartfelt thank you message on his social media channels, thanking the nurses for their hard work.
National Healthcare Group
The National Healthcare Group posted the Nurses’ Day Message 2023 from their Group CEO Professor Philip Choo.
NKF Singapore posted a thank you message to their nurses on their social media channels.
National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore shared the heartwarming story of Kimberly, one of their NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing students.
Education provider PSB Academy posted a video featuring messages from family members of nurses thanking them for their selfless contributions.
Singapore National Eye Centre/ Singapore Eye Research Institute
This video is in the day in a life of a nurse at the Singapore National Eye Centre, showing the work a nurse goes through everyday.
Singapore Nurses Association
The Singapore Nurses Association, the national association governing the interests of nurses, posted a message from their president, Ms Samantha Ong.
Angeline Yong Dermatology
Dermatological centre Angeline Yong Dermatology published this cute graphic to complement their message to commemorate this day.
Heykaki.sg interviewed nurses and found out some interesting facts about male nurses in Singapore!
@heykaki.sg Wishing all nurses a happy Nurses’ Day and thank you for your contributions! ☺️ Do catch our full video on our YT where @Lingen and @zoey (xiying) debunk common stereotypes about male nurses in SG as they try to find the imposter! . . . #singapore #funfacts #didyouknow #malenurse #nursesday #nursesday2023 #tiktoksingapore #heykakisg #kakidares ♬ original sound – HeyKaki 嘿卡奇
Cover Photo credit: Lee Hsien Loong Facebook page