14 Jun 2022
Beware of Fake Job Offers
有人冒用广惠肇留医院的名义，发出假雇佣信。一些人也收到通过一家名为“Venkatapathy Manpower Consultant“的机构发出的假就业通知。本院并未发出这类聘用信函，也与上述机构无关。医院已向警方报案。
19 Jan 2022
KWSH Photo Doctored and Used to Wrongfully Endorse Product
6 Jan 2021
Fire Incident at HCA Hospice Care Office (as at 6 Jan 2021 7.22pm)
HCA慈怀护理火患事故 (2021年1月6日 晚上7点22分 最新情况)
19 May 2020
Tests Completed, All KWSH Nursing Home Staff and Residents Cleared of COVID-19
With the support of AIC and TTSH, KWSH has completed the full testing and assurance program for all the staff and residents in the Nursing Home. All the test results were negative.
We would also like to update on our affected resident. We would like to thank TTSH/NCID for the good care and treatment of our resident. The doctors have confirmed that our resident is not infected with COVID-19 and once her other medical conditions are stabilised, she can safely return to KWSH. We are in contact with the resident’s family/caregiver and they are happy with the information.
5 May 2020
All KWSH Nursing Home Staff Cleared of COVID-19
KWSH has been continuously putting in our best efforts to implement the necessary measures to tackle the COVID-19 situation. First of all, we would like to thank everyone for continuing to shower us with your support. We apologise if there were times when we had not been able to swiftly respond to some of your queries.
Our affected resident is well and we await eagerly for her recovery and discharge from TTSH. We last spoke to her family yesterday and will continue to stay in touch with them.
Starting from 29 April, KWSH has ramped up our swab testing for all of our staff and personnel working in our nursing home building in phases. The whole exercise was completed yesterday, involving a total of over 450 personnel, including KWSH’s own staff as well as outsourced staff. We received the test results in batches till today and all of them were negative. All of these personnel are currently well. As for our rest of our residents, KWSH will continue to be vigilant and will do the necessary care and testing according to MOH’s protocols for COVID-19 prevention and treatment.
In line with the Government’s recent advisory, we have also stepped up our accommodation support for our resident-facing staff. For those staying onsite, staff working in the same ward are grouped together in the staff quarters and separated from those from other wards. Each group also has its designated dining area and toilets to minimise contact amongst the groups. We have also enhanced the space in the quarters to further ensure adequate social distancing. As for staff staying outside the Hospital, we are working closely with AIC to facilitate their lodging and will ensure that they are in a protected living environment with similar space and support.
Vigilance is crucial at any point in time. We will continue screening all of our residents and staff and will isolate those displaying symptoms to ensure the health of everyone. KWSH remains committed to taking the necessary precautions and measures and will continue to provide a safe place for both our staff to serve our residents and for our residents to receive care.
30 April 2020
Affected Residents and Staff Tested Negative
Last week, we announced that one of our residents had been infected with COVID-19. It has been a challenging week for the affected residents, their families and all of us at KWSH.
During this period, we also received many words of support from all of you. Thank you to all who have reached out to us to offer a kind word or other forms of assistance. It is encouraging to know that all of you continue to stand with us throughout this difficult time. We are also grateful to our residents’ family members for their patience and will continue to address their concerns while working closely with the authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of all. We apologise too if we had been unable to address all the queries promptly as screening and testing were still going on throughout the last week.
Our affected resident is now in a stable condition and is currently receiving care in a general ward in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. We have been keeping in touch with our resident and her family, and will continue to provide them with the necessary support until she can be discharged back to KWSH.
Upon receiving the news of a confirmed case last week, our staff and residents who had been in close contact with the affected resident had also been sent for swabbing tests. The last round of test results came in late last night (29 Apr). All of their test results were negative and they are currently well.
The Government has also expanded its testing capabilities, stepping up tests for healthcare workers in Nursing Homes as part of its protection and monitoring strategy. KWSH will ride on this new push and all of our staff and personnel working in our nursing home building will be subject to the ramped up testing. We have since started the swab testing and will complete the exercise by early next week.
We will remain alert, vigilant and will continue to abide strictly by the precautionary measures and advisories from MOH and AIC. KWSH will stand united and strong amidst the challenges.
22 April 2020
Confirmed Case at KWSH
Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) has been informed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on 22 April 2020 that a 86-year-old nursing home resident has been infected with COVID-19 (case 10,127). The resident’s test results confirmed the infection on 21 April 2020. She is currently warded at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).
We are receiving updates directly from TTSH regarding our resident’s condition. KWSH will continue to reach out to the family to keep them posted and render them the necessary support.
Necessary control measures have been implemented at the KWSH premises in compliance with the guidelines from MOH and Agency for Integrated Care (AIC). These include twice-daily temperature taking, split zones for the wards and staff, and wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Visits to the nursing home had been suspended since 2 April 2020.
Upon notification of this case, we have further enhanced our safety measures as guided by MOH. The affected ward had undergone thorough disinfection and deep cleansing. We will also restrict the movement of our staff and residents, and step up the use of PPE. We have also reiterated to our staff to keep strictly to infection control and hand hygiene practices.
We are working closely with MOH on contact tracing as well as identifying those who may need to be quarantined. We will continue to closely monitor their health, which is our top priority.
We understand the concerns that our residents’ family might have and would like to assure all of you that our residents’ safety remain our priority. We will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the well-being of all our clients, staff and their families. We seek your understanding and patience during this period.