Dr Pwee Hock Swee, Consultant Nephrologist and Medical Director

MBBS, M.Med (Int. Med), FRACP, FAMS

Dr Pwee was a Research Fellow, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1972. He was Senior Consultant in the Department of Renal Medicine in Singapore General Hospital before he left in 1990 to be in private practice as Consultant Nephrologist at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. He was also Honorary Medical Director for National Kidney Foundation (NKF) in Singapore from its first dialysis cetnre at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital in September 1982 to 1991.

Thi Thi Mar, Nurse Manager, Dialysis Centre Ang Mo Kio

Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Nephro-Urology), Singapore, Cert in Renal Nursing, University of Hertfordshire, UK, B Sc (Zoology) Yangon University, Diploma in General Nursing, Institute of Nursing, Yangon, Myanmar

Ms Thi Thi Mar’s 12 years of haemodialysis nursing and management experience were in a non-profit institution. She empathises with patients and their families for what they have to go through. She, therefore, strives to minimise infections with stringent standards and controls.

Wang ZiLing, Nurse Manager, Dialysis Centre Bedok

B Sc Nursing, Henan University, China; Advanced Diploma in Nursing, Kaifeng Advanced Medical College, China

Ms Wang ZiLing has 10 years of haemodialysis nursing experience of which her 1st six years were spent in large NGO organisation in Singapore. She then joined a private dialysis centre in a premier private hospital in Singapore and provided acute dialysis nursing in CVVHDF, MARS and Therapeutic Plasma Exchange for pre and post kidney transplant patients. Her special interest is the prevention of complications and rehabilitation of patients to self-care.

Tan Woan Lee, Nurse Manager, Dialysis Centre Bukit Merah, Singapore

Diploma, Advance International Training in Transplant Procurement, University of Barcelona, Spain
B Sc (Hons) Professional Practice in Nursing, University Greenwich
Certificate in Renal Nursing, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Diploma in Nursing, Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing, Malaysia

Ms. Tan Woan Lee has been in nursing for 24 years, of those 15 years in haemodialysis nursing including managerial experience with private dialysis centre in Malaysia. Her Nephrology experience included Living Related Renal Transplant Program in private hospital Malaysia particularly incompatible blood with plasma exchange pre and post-transplant. She was also an international clinical trial study coordinator for 4 years in a university hospital. Her special interest is towards patient self-management through education and empowerment.

Huang Qing Chuan, Nurse Manager, Dialysis Centre Jurong East

B Nursing, Monash University, Australia, Diploma in General Nursing, JinShan Health School, Shanghai, China, Diploma in Administration Management, University of Oxford, UK

Ms Huang’s 18 years of nursing experience in Singapore covers Paediatrics, O & G Surgery, Emergency Medicine and General Nursing. Her dialysis nursing experience started more than 10 years ago. She is always relating research to clinical practice to promote renal care. For her, the holistic care for optimal health of patients revolves round the proper teaching about renal failure.

Yang JingYan, Nurse Manager Dialysis Centre Tampines

B Sc (Nursing), University of South Australia, Australia, Diploma of Nursing, Fudan Affiliated Nursing School, Shanghai, China

With more than 14 years of extensive haemodialysis working and clinical teaching experience in non-profit institutions and in private dialysis centres, Ms Yang believes that nursing is not only about physical care. Psycho-social care, especially for chronic disease like end stage renal failure, plays a more important role. To her, individual holistic nursing care can help dialysis patients to improve their quality of life.

Sheila May C. Calcaben, Nurse Manager, Dialysis Centre Woodlands, Singapore

B Sc (Nursing), De Los Santos College (Philippines); Certificate in Renal Nursing, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Ms Calcaben has more than 10 years of haemodialysis nursing and management experience and 5 years in Accident and Emergency Unit of a Hospital. To her, the need to grow the awareness that nursing care is a key function in patient survival and in the maintenance, rehabilitative and preventive aspects of health care.

Hence, as a Renal Nurse, she (and her staff) will focus on the protection, promotion and optimization of health and well-being of individuals with kidney disease.

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