26 Jul '11, 3am

Nurses may get higher salaries, lighter workload

SINGAPORE - The salaries of nurses, as well as how their workload can be lightened and their work made more rewarding, are now being reviewed by the Ministry of Health - a move industry players say could help address the current manpower crunch. Speaking to reporters yesterday while celebrating Nurses' Day with nurses from Jurong Health Services, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said the review is aimed at ensuring salaries remain competitive and more locals - who will be able to take on more important roles and functions in the hospitals - can be attracted into the profession. "We will have to review the nurses' remuneration as well as the terms of employment, conditions of employment in workplaces," said Mr Gan. "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 pr...

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