NOTICE PAPER NO. 1381
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 3 OCTOBER 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Dr Tan Yia Swam
Question No. 2163
To ask the Minister for Health what campaigns are in place to elevate the role and respect for nurses.
The Ministry of Health Holdings (MOHH) introduced the “Care to Go Beyond” (CTGB) campaign in 2013 to profile nursing as a meaningful career and build recognition of the important role that nurses play in the healthcare ecosystem. CTGB also aims to grow public awareness of nursing jobs and career opportunities, encourage students and mid-career individuals to consider nursing as a career, and celebrate the inspiring work of our in-service nurses. This national level campaign complements the long-standing outreach and engagement efforts of our healthcare employers and nursing schools. However, campaigns can only do so much. Ultimately, it is the sense of purpose and dedication, that were amply demonstrated by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic, that engender the regard and respect for the profession.