NHG LKC CommHealth assists the National Healthcare Group (NHG) in conducting community healthcare outreach programmes. Our goal is to reach out to the community to encourage healthy living and to provide valuable volunteering opportunities for our volunteers to serve the community, to prepare them to become better clinicians in the future.
Our hallmark programme would be the Hokkien lessons, which equip our volunteers with conversational Hokkien skills. With an aging population, being able to communicate with the elderly through their native dialect is an increasingly important skill for clinicians to have.
In previous years, we have had initiatives such as paranursing to assist TTSH nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as organising community health screenings in the general population.
This year, we are collaborating with Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA) to bring a wider range of initiatives to our volunteers, where they can volunteer as a clinic assistant (to help with registration, triaging, admin, etc) or help to administer biopsychosocial surveys during door-to-door knocking.