SINGAPORE: Over 25,000 nurses serving in the public healthcare system will receive a special bonus payment later this year.
The 2022 Nurse Special Payment (NSP) package will provide for between 1.7 and 2.1 months of base salary across the public nursing workforce.
The Ministry of Health says nurses working in the National Healthcare Group, National University Health System, and SingHealth will be eligible for the package as a one-off retention payment. The package will also be extended to another 2,600 nurses serving in publicly-funded community care organisations.
The package will be calculated based on their base salary as af December, 2022. It is composed of the regular NSP of 0.5 months that will be paid out in December, and the enhanced NSP of between 1.2 and 1.6 months that will be split equally into two tranches to be paid out in March and September next year.
Nurses will need to remain in continuous service with public healthcare institutions and publicly-funded community care organisations to be eligible for each of the three payments.