Bingo, taiji and karaoke are just some recreational
therapy ideas that I introduced to keep his patients feeling happy and engaged.
I believe in keeping patients engaged throughout the day, not just during their
therapy sessions, to maximise their time for rehabilitation. I believe that happy
and active patients recover faster. I am very passionate about seeing change
and have made a personal commitment to keep our patients happy and active.
I manage the hospital’s volunteers and coordinates several
projects with them. One of the projects is the Integrated Rehabilitation
Programme, run by some 100 volunteers, caregivers and therapy assistants seven
days a week. Some patients enjoy the rehabilitation programme so much that they
return to the hospital as volunteers after they are discharged. When patients
recover and return as volunteers, it shows that our programme has made a positive
impact on their lives.
Mohamad Sharil Bin
Executive, Volunteer Management, Allied Health Department
Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
Winner of the
Superstar–Administration (ILTC) Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Awards