Outstanding Social Worker Award 2020 Presentation Ceremony
The Outstanding Social Worker Award 2020 Presentation Ceremony was held virtually on 23 November 2020. We extend our heartiest congratulations to the following winners:
Outstanding Social Worker Award
Promising Social Worker Award
SASW extends our appreciation to President Halimah Yacob for gracing the occasion as our Guest of Honour, and Minister Masagos Zulkifli who was our host. SASW would also like to extend our gratitude to MSF and ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd for their continuous support and sponsorship.
Celebrating 70 Years of Medical Social Work in Singapore
Medical social services were first introduced in Singapore in 1949 with the establishment of an Almoner’s Department at Singapore General Hospital (formerly known as Outram Road General Hospital). The Almoners were the forerunners of today’s medical social workers (MSWs). They presided over the administration of charitable funds to ensure fair distribution of financial aid to needy patients and their dependents. Since then, the profession has evolved to respond to the nation’s rapidly changing medical and social needs.