25 Jul '11, 11am

Health ministry to review nurses’ salaries #Singapore

Health ministry to review nurses’ salaries #Singapore

The Health Ministry is conducting a review of salaries for nurses in Singapore. (Yahoo! file photo) The Ministry of Health (MOH) is reviewing salaries for nurses in order to see whether more Singaporeans can be attracted to the nursing profession. Speaking to reporters at a Nurses' Day celebration on Monday morning at Jurong Health Services , Health minister Gan Kim Yong said the review is necessary to ensure that salaries remain competitive. "We need to take a more comprehensive review -- not just about salary -- to see how we can lighten their workload, to make sure their workload is more rewarding, and provide more career opportunities," he said. The ministry will be reviewing nurses' conditions of employment at their workplaces as well, he added. Mr Gan also voiced his hope that locals who join the nursing profession will take on more important roles and functions in h...

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