Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Overlooked COVID-19 Champs

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Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Overlooked COVID-19 Champs

STORY: Janelle Yong
26 May 2020
COVID-19 unseen heroes
PHOTOS: FACEBOOK/CHANGI GENERAL HOSPITAL, SENGKANG GENERAL HOSPITAL, SINGAPORE GENERAL HOSPITAL AND TAN TOCK SENG HOSPITAL

We're all thankful to the healthcare workers who have been risking their lives to battle COVID-19. But frontline staff aren't the only ones making a difference. Here are some unsung heroes who have been working behind the scenes throughout this pandemic.

1. Housekeeping staff

Our Housekeeping Team | #OurPillarsofSupport

Our Housekeeping team – the ones behind the scenes to ensure the hospital is safe for our staff and patients have also been working extended shifts since the outbreak. The team has increased cleaning frequency for high touch areas including every nook and cranny. They have also been trained to perform cleaning and disinfecting of isolation rooms at NCID and TTSH in full personal protective equipment (PPE) for their safety. But this makes their cleaning tasks even more challenging and time-consuming. Thank you to all in our Housekeeping team, we are better because of you. #OurPillarsofSupport #FacesBehindTheMask

Posted by Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on Monday, May 25, 2020


Decked out in full personal protective equipment (PPE), the housekeeping staff at Tan Tock Seng Hospital have been working round the clock to clean and disinfect every nook and cranny of the hospital, keeping it safe for both staff and patients.

2. Migrant worker barbers

When hair salons and barber shops were closed for 3 weeks as part of the enhanced circuit breaker measures, some...

Posted by Singapore General Hospital on Sunday, May 24, 2020


Meanwhile, the migrant workers under quarantine at the SingHealth Community Care Facility in Expo have been helping each other to stay neatly groomed with barber stations that let them trim each other's hair and beards.

3. Respiratory therapists

[Our Respiratory Therapists on the COVID-19 Frontlines: Our Healthcare Heroes] As we continue to fight this global...

Posted by Sengkang General Hospital on Thursday, May 21, 2020


The respiratory therapists at Sengkang General Hospital spend long hours in close contact with COVID-19 infectees who require ventilators, helping them to keep breathing as their bodies fight the virus.

4. Medical laboratory technologists

Part 4: Out of sight, but definitely not out of mind - take a peek at what goes on in our medical laboratories, where...

Posted by Changi General Hospital (CGH) on Friday, March 6, 2020


Medical laboratory technologists at Changi General Hospital work tirelessly to study diseases and viruses like COVID-19, helping to refine the process of diagnosing diseases as well as the clinical care of patients.

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