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Target Zero Harm Award for May Yumang

posted Oct 3, 2019, 5:43 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Oct 3, 2019, 8:04 PM ]
"I feel honoured and humbled to receive this recognition" 

Ma. Leda Emery Zarate spoke shortly after receiving a Target Zero Harm award during the SingHealth ceremony held on 3 October 2019 at the Singapore General Hospital campus with top Singapore health officials in attendance

She was recognized for showing exemplary efforts to raise patient safety standards and prevent unsafe practices within the SingHealth group.

Last month, Yumang received a scholarship from SingHealth and the Ministry of Health to undertake a full-time Advanced Diploma in Oncology Nursing at Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore.

Yumang hopes that this award sends a "powerful message to other nurses to serve beyond the healthcare setting". 

She hopes that with this award, she can inspire her colleagues "to aspire more".

A graduate of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, Yumang is an active student leader during her university days. She participated in the National Youth Parliament -- a biennial congress of youth leaders representing a cross-section of the Filipino youth population and is convened by the National Youth Commission. In 2009, she received the 3rd Darlene Dilangalen Borromeo Student Nursing Leadership Awards given by the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society. 

Target Zero Harm is a goal in all SingHealth institutions. It is a goal that ensures its patients receive the care they deserve – safer care.

SingHealth is Singapore's largest group of healthcare institutions. The group was formed in 2000 and consists of four public hospitals, five national specialty centres and a network of eight polyclinics. It includes Singapore's oldest and largest hospital, Singapore General Hospital, as well as several of Singapore's largest specialty centres.