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SingHealth nursing institute appointed as CET Centre: SINGAPORE: The SingHealth Alice Lee Institute of Advanced

SINGAPORE: A nursing institute within the Singapore General Hospital can now boost the supply of healthcare support workers. The SingHealth Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing has been appointed a Continuing Education and Training Centre by Singapore's Workforce Development Agency. It has trained over 1,000 healthcare support workers since 2009. It aims to train another 680 of them over the next three years. 45-year-old Lim Meng Jin gave up an engineering job to pursue a healthcare career, and has never looked back. Lim, a nursing assistant, said: ""You may ask why I choose healthcare. ... I feel that it's a way of giving back to society and I feel that it's something that I would want to do in future." Lim provides support for nurses and doctors in their care for patients. The nursing institute trains healthcare and operating theatre assistants who play a direct and a...

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