Dear Colleagues,

October is upon us and we are already nearing the halfway mark in this financial work year. I am especially excited by the events and activities planned for this month, many of which will focus on productivity, quality and raising excellence of our Community Care Sector.

To further spur the ILTC sector in their pursuit of innovation and excellence, we are, for the first time, staging a National Seminar on...

Building capability, improving quality

It was an exciting morning at the Intermediate and Long-Term Care (ILTC) Manpower Development Awards Ceremony 2014 on 10 September!

AIC Chairman Dr Jennifer Lee, giving her welcome address. Organised by AIC, the awards were testament to the commitment of the ILTC organisations and their employees towards lifelong learning and upgrading, in order to deliver even better patient-centred care.

This year, we applauded the commitment of another 50 awardees. Hailing from 19 ILTC institutions, ranging from nursing homes, community hospitals, hospices, home care and centre-based centres, this year's awardees were commended by Dr Jennifer Lee, AIC Chairman for being "role models of lifelong learning for all of us in the ILTC sector".

Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower Dr Amy Khor, who was the Guest-of-Honour and who presented the award certificates, encouraged the awardees to apply their new knowledge and skills to their respective areas of work after their studies.

Besides raising capacity and building manpower capability of the ILTC sector to support the needs of an ageing population...

Let's welcome our colleagues who joined Team AIC!

In this issue of PRIZE, we ask them to describe their experience coming onboard AIC as well as of themselves in three words.