Hospitals in S'pore find ways to lighten nurses' load to manage staff shortage

SINGAPORE – Faced with a staffing crisis as healthcare workers quit amid a wave of Covid-19 infections that has lasted for months, hospitals are finding new ways to lighten nurses’ loads, such as by training volunteers and administrative staff to take over some basic tasks.

At some hospitals, such as Ng Teng Fong General, these other staff or volunteers serve meals and clear trays so that nurses can focus on their core duties.

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