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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Purple Heart

18 Comments:

  • Eh I don't remember that.

    Which hospital was giving that out during SARS?

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At March 16, 2006 4:59 pm  

  • Let that be the quiz for the day then...

    By Blogger angry doc, At March 16, 2006 5:06 pm  

  • SGH? Background looks like SGH nurses uniform.

    By Blogger minimana, At March 16, 2006 5:21 pm  

  • purple heart sounded like a hypoxic heart!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 16, 2006 6:44 pm  

  • Hmm if it was SGH, they only gave it to nurses?

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At March 16, 2006 9:10 pm  

  • for gays to wear la

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 17, 2006 1:11 am  

  • Isn't a purple heart something not too good. I thought they gave purple hearts to people who died valiently in wars...

    By Blogger minimana, At March 17, 2006 12:08 pm  

  • No, Purple Hearts are medals given in the US military to those who are injured in the line of duty.

    By Blogger aliendoc, At March 17, 2006 4:51 pm  

  • the public will never appreciate what we do... we risk our lives just to save others.... yet for $10 they kpkb want to take us to court.... the bloody public should wake up their idea

    By Anonymous happy mo, At March 18, 2006 4:00 am  

  • Thank you letter to doctor.

    Patient says thanks to SGH nurses and doctors

    My two recent stays in the Singapore General Hospital from Feb 20-23 and from March 8-15 have been frustrating and disappointing, yet amusing and memorable at the same time.

    I was first admitted for screening to diagnose the severity of my illness and had to undergo X-ray scanning and countless blood tests before being told that I needed to be operated upon.

    On both occasions, I also had to endure long waits for admission and was quite disappointed and frustrated as well by the bad instructions given by doctors to the nurses. No one seemed to be able to tell me exactly what was going to happen to me.

    Despite these setbacks, I was amused by the language used by the foreign nurses when they talked to one another, but especially when they spoke with the patients.

    I could also see with my own eyes how busy the staff of SGH was and they always were rushing from place to place to carry out their many tasks.

    Although I was deeply grieved to learn that my operation was an "open and close" one and there was nothing the doctors could do for my terminal illness, I was happy and fortunate to have experienced the tender and loving care of the nurses, especially PCA Parvathy d/o P. Karupiand, SN Khoo Khan Boo and Sister Juliana of SGH Block 5, Ward 57.

    I saw them tirelessly explaining to angry patients why they had to draw blood samples and administer injections. Most other nurses would reply to questions with "Ask the doctor", but I was much cheered and comforted by their encouraging words.

    I would also like to thank the doctors, especially Dr London Ooi and his team of surgeons, as well as Dr Tay and Dr Gilbert in the Aftercare Unit of the National Cancer Centre.

    There may be many setbacks in the day-to-day needs of the patients but I think I speak for most of them when I say that I am indeed fortunate to be at the disposal of such excellent hospital facilities and staff to take good care of my needs.

    Perhaps we should learn to be more tolerant and thankful for what we have rather than be bitter and complain about what is lacking.

    Lim Gak Liong

    By Blogger game1980, At March 19, 2006 12:34 am  

  • Dr London Ooi is a very nice guy!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 19, 2006 1:27 pm  

  • Yeah he London Ooi most certainly is!

    Not only is he a nice person, he is also a good clinical doctor with good principles!

    And he has something like 4 kids? That's pretty unusual for a surgeon :)

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At March 20, 2006 9:32 am  

  • of course he has 4 kids.... he is a 'nice guy' but doesn't do much work... doesnt even turn up for ward rounds and just go around 'socialising' with the patients

    By Anonymous happy mo, At March 20, 2006 1:29 pm  

  • What do u mean he doesn't do work?
    A good doctor should be like him talking to patients and I think NUS should introduce a module to teach medical students how to talk to patients.

    We are not just a bed number and interesting cases to be seen. One medical student just wanted to touch my tummy, she didn't even want to talk to me. Make me turn here and there and hit my tummy like a drum.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 20, 2006 2:35 pm  

  • Dr London Ooi is a good surgeon. He has good hands. Have you ever assisted him? He's good. Next time just step into the OTs of the liver surgeons from NCC/SGH who are doing hepatectomies and assist them. Decide for yourself who's the best. For me it's Lucien (aks London Ooi).

    He has a good mind too. His knowledge is good and his clinical decisions are sharp.

    He's also a patient man, talks to patients, talks to trainees etc.

    One thing I would say is that he's not the typical surgeon in the sense he's not flashy obnixious, arrogant etc. But he still knows how to play the power game to survive in that jungle.

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At March 21, 2006 9:56 am  

  • u subsidised patients should be happy u r subsidised in the 1st place... whiners

    By Anonymous happy mo, At March 21, 2006 9:36 pm  

  • happy mo

    Why are you so hard on sudsidised patients? Just because they are poor and are not allowed to express or share their experiences or opinions.

    This site used to be a nice place for anyone to express and share their experiences(gd or bad) and opinions freely with no judgement and name calling.

    "not me.. i became a doc to help the people in need..to make a difference..." sadly cannot visualized such a doc in you.

    You think too highly of yourself, I do pity your poor patients, if you are a real doc.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 22, 2006 1:40 pm  

  • treating patients is one thing... but if u r already SUBSIDISED and arent even grateful that someone else is paying for your bill so u can stay alive... then even for any human it is wrong

    By Anonymous happy mo, At March 27, 2006 4:31 pm  

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