2017 marks the 11th anniversary of the Award – an affirmation of unwavering support for the nursing profession by both the D.S. Lee Foundation and Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. Organised by the Singapore Nurses Association, the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award recognises promising and talented Enrolled Nurses who have exhibited excellence and dedication in the nursing profession. Besides professional recognition, the award also offers an opportunity for winners to undergo specialist training to further their skills and raise the standards of nursing care.
Founded by Dr Della Lee, Chairman of the D.S. Lee Foundation in 2005, the Award is open to Enrolled Nurses working in all public and private healthcare institutions in Singapore. The Award is named after the late banker and philanthropist, Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan, in memory of his dedication, kindness and generosity, which are the same qualities embodied by those in the nursing profession.