S'pore woman buys cakes, popcorn & ice-cream to thank NUH cancer centre staff on Nurses' Day

She wanted to thank the staff for the excellent care she received while undergoing treatment.

Sulaiman Daud | August 02, 2021, 11:06 AM

A woman in Singapore wanted to thank her nurse for the excellent care she received while she was undergoing cancer for treatment.

So she got a themed cake for her nurse on Nurses' Day to express her appreciation.

Now in remission

The woman shared with Mothership that she was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2020, and had since been receiving treatment at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) at the National University Hospital (NUH).

After undergoing chemotherapy, the cancer went into remission in February 2021.

The woman said of the care she received from the staff:

"The care and love from NUH cancer center and Ward 9 was amazing. The nurses (were) always very nice and patent, you could tell that they genuinely care and somehow always remembered your name when (you're) there!"

She also highlighted the efforts of one Nurse Lee, who went "above and beyond" to ensure that her treatment went as smoothly as possible.

Lee checked up on her over the weekend, and also replied to messages at "odd hours" when they had urgent queries.

Her mother is also undergoing chemotherapy at the same place, and while Lee doesn't attend to her directly, she still sends messages to ask after her, and drop by to check up on her.

A show of thanks

To thank Lee, and all the staff of Ward 9, she bought cakes, popcorn and ice-cream from EagleWings Loft, who kindly gave her a "big discount" for the cakes.

She added that many of the staff at the centre are from overseas, and many have not returned home to see their families.

But despite the pressures of the job, the nurses have always been "very patient."

Top image from a Mothership contributor.