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SOCIAL WORKERS IN FOCUS

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) is organising a photo exhibition to showcase medical social workers from today to April 14.

The exhibition features photos by a former Lianhe Zaobao and award-winning photographer, Mr Bob Lee.

Mr Lee has won several awards, most notably at the ClickArt: World Photojournalists Meet 2003 and the Ifra Asia Media Awards 2008.

He also received an Honourable Mention in Prix de la Photographie in Paris 2009.

On the exhibition, Mr Lee said: "It was a special experience for me because usually the focus is on the patients.

"So this was a good opportunity to show what medical social workers do for patients and their families."

More than 20 of his photos will be exhibited at the main lobby in KTPH. Admission is free.

This is the first time that the Medical Social Service at KTPH is organising such an exhibition.

It hopes to raise awareness of medical social work and entice the public to consider this as a viable career.

Medical social workers need to have a bachelor's degree in social work.

For more information on medical social workers, go to the Singapore Association of Social Workers website, www.sasw.org.sg.