Almost all TTSH staff on quarantine returning to work after 0 new Covid-19 cases in more than 14 days

Slow and steady.

Ashley Tan | May 22, 2021, 08:29 PM

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has been slowly recovering from the Covid-19 cluster in its midst.

As of May 21, there are 46 cases linked to the cluster.

The first case in the cluster is a 46 year-old woman who is a nurse at TTSH, and was deployed at Ward 9D, a general ward.

She was confirmed to have Covid-19 infection on Apr. 27.

Ward 9D reopening

In a Facebook post on May 22, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung shared that TTSH "is getting back on its feet".

The hospital has started allowing discharges and it reopened admissions last week.

It previously ceased admissions on May 4 to conserve manpower and manage the cluster.

Ong added that staff previously on quarantine have started to return, and almost all of them are back at their stations.

Out of the four wards that have been locked down, Ward 9D will be reopening its doors to patients, and all of its 51 staff have returned to work as well.

After visiting the hospital, he observed that the staff there were worn out, but in "good spirits", and some were eager to start work.

He also urged people in Singapore to continue cheering on healthcare workers.

Support for TTSH

The Covid-19 cluster at TTSH has seen an outpouring of support for its staff, with many individuals and businesses showing their appreciation in various ways.

Another movement called Adopt A Bento, a collaboration between The Saturday Movement and The Peranakan restaurant, was also formed.

People can "purchase" Peranakan bentos and bubble tea, which will be delivered to frontliners at TTSH.

This movement has been ongoing weekly for the past few weeks.

Photo from adoptabento / FB

Top photo from Ong Ye Kung / FB