It's about communication

We spend an afternoon with JurongHealth’s aspiring Speech Therapist and come away with more than we expected.

By Kevin Lim

Wan Xin’s youthful looks, petite size, and delightfully excited tone have us doing a double take.

Is this the 26-year-old Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology student we were supposed to meet?

A Beacon of Sunshine
Indeed she is, and she greets us with a warm smile that instantly puts us in a good mood – something we soon learn is at the heart of her decision to become a Speech Therapist.

As it turns out, Wan Xin didn’t always aspire to be a Speech Therapist. Her first job was in the field of clinical research at a hospital. There, she would often work with many elderly stroke patients who had lost their ability to speak intelligibly.

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Healing Hands

An Occupational Therapist shares with us how a love for health sciences and stumbling upon an allied health advertisement on television led her on a life-changing journey with JurongHealth.

By Winifred Tan

As the adage goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” That’s precisely what Sri Marni advocates and puts into practice daily.

The petite and bubbly 26-year-old is an Occupational Therapist at Alexandra Hospital (AH), which is managed by Jurong Health Services (JurongHealth), the new public healthcare cluster aimed at better serving the needs of patients in the West. Here, Sri Marni puts her clinical skills and knowledge to good use towards rehabilitating patients and helping them lead more active and independent lives.

Taking an afternoon off from her busy schedule, she shows us the joy of helping others, the nifty equipment in her ‘playroom’, and how a short television advertisement changed her life forever.

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