31 Jul '17, 9pm

At 81, she has been a nurse for almost all her life

At 81, she has been a nurse for almost all her life

With nearly 60 years of nursing experience under her belt, you can say that 81-year-old Monica Quek has seen it all. She started out as a hospital nurse when she was just 20, then moved on to specialise in maternal and child health before joining the school health service team. She was part of that team for 15 years before retiring at 54. Even then, she continued with various ad hoc nursing jobs until her daughter-in-law suddenly died of an aneurysm about 10 years ago. Five years ago, she was back at work as a nurse at Pacific Healthcare Nursing Home in Redhill. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up "I left nursing to help take care of my grandchildren, who were in primary school at that time," Ms Quek said. One day, a church friend and fellow nurse asked if she would like to return to work. ST_20170801_LLNURSE01AA_3311588.jpg Related Story Taking care of...

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