As nurses play a very vital role in the treatment journey of a child with cancer, VIVA continually supports the training and education of nurses. By doing so, the nurses will be equipped to give the best level of care to children with cancer.

Here are some of the nurses who care for our children in the VIVA-University Children’s Cancer Centre (VUC3)

Santha T Vengadasalam is the Nurse Manager for Ward 8B in VIVA-University Children's Cancer Centre at the National University Hospital.

"My duty is to provide daily clinical supervision in the ward and I continually seek to improve nursing standards. Daily, I encounter children in their battle against cancer, watched over by their loving parents. My unwavering aspiration is to treat all children under my care like my own and do the best I can for them."

Sister Laura Tan is the Senior Nurse Educator in VIVA University Children's Cancer Centre

"My main role is to support the nursing team in education and training. I facilitate and teach a few courses, including the Paediatric Nursing Oncology Course. On top of this, I support the patient and family education for our young patients and their families."

Sister Katherine Leong from the National University Children's Medical Institute's Paediatric Team, graduated in 2014 with a Masters in Nursing.

"I am a Paediatric Oncology Nurse Clinician at NUH. The many years of working with children humbles and reminds me daily of their resilience and strength even though they are going through such a difficult journey to recovery.

With the funding from the Viva-Goh Foundation Grant, I managed to graduate in July 2014 with the Master of Nursing degree from the Alice Lee School of Nursing Studies at NUS. The 24-month course has prepared me to be a broad-based paediatric Advanced Practice Nurse."