Our Approach

Be inspired

At Allium Healthcare, we believe that aged care should be tailored to individual lifestyles enabling a fulfilling and meaningful life. Our focus is on optimising your physical and functional capabilities through Function Focused Care. 

Our care model not only provides the hardware to care of our elderly but also the heartware within our programs to promote active ageing and involvement of your family, friends and community. 

Allium Healthcare brings together the dualities of hospitality and healthcare; individuality and community; heartware and hardware. 

OUR CARE PHILOSOPHY

As individual as you are

At Allium Healthcare, we encourage expression of freedom, choice and autonomy. We foster a sense of empowerment and support your decision making process to give you a sense of belonging in our Allium Healthcare community. As you grow with us and your needs change, we adapt to provide you with the best healthcare experience possible. 

OUR CARE TEAM

Experience matters

The Allium Healthcare model benefits from extensive experience as an operator of nursing homes in Singapore and Australia. We believe in sustaining an inquisitive culture of lifelong learning with continuous growth through practice. Our Care Team receive layers of comprehensive training, reinforced by specialised, ongoing training, to deliver safe, high-quality and reliable care.  

Meet the team

HEAD OF NURSING
Phyllis Tan

Phyllis brings 20 years of nursing expertise from the government healthcare sector, with 15 years in acute care and 5 years in community hospital settings. Within her experience, she has been involved in clinical and quality improvement projects in Geriatric Surgery and Nursing Productivity.

With significant engagement in research initiatives and publications, Phyllis received numerous national accolades for her exceptional contributions to nursing care, including the Covid-19 Resilience Medal and Commendation Medal in 2023, and the National Day Award Efficiency Medal in 2021. Notably, she was awarded the MOH Nurses’ Merit Award in 2014.

Phyllis holds a Master’s in Health Administration, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Medical-Surgical). As the Head of Nursing, she will lead Allium Care Suites in raising the bar of clinical governance and nursing excellence.

CLINICAL GOVERNANCE
Chua Gek Choo

Mdm Chua has over 50 years of clinical experience in restructured hospitals in Singapore. Her appointments include Assistant Director of Nursing at National University Hospital, Deputy Director of Nursing at Alexandra Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, and Director of Nursing at Yishun Community Hospital.

She received the President’s Award for Nurses in 2008, the Exemplary Leader Award for Public Sector Transformation (PST) in 2019, and the National Healthcare Group Outstanding Citizenship Award in 2022.

Mdm Chua holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nursing) and Certificate in Intensive Care. She has a Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching in Higher Education from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. As a nursing lead in managing change in clinical practice to improve care, Mdm Chua has served as a member, chairperson and an advisor at various hospital quality committees.

Mdm Chua will provide visible leadership in delivering the strategic direction set by the governing body to enhance the quality and safety culture at Allium Care Suites.

SENIOR NURSE MANAGER
Regina Lee

Regina brings extensive experience in community care and acute care nursing to Allium Care Suites. With 13 years’ experience in nursing care, Regina held leadership roles caring for the elderly in the integrated long-term care sector. She participated in various quality improvement initiatives, clinical governance and setting up of new clinical services in healthcare institutions.

Regina received the Silver Award for Intermediate and Long-Term Care (ILTC) Excellence, and holds the Certificate in Clinical Governance from the Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance (AICG), and Certification in Infection Control (CIC) from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).

She graduated with a Diploma in Nursing with Merit and received the Bronze Medal of her graduating cohort and was awarded the SingHealth-KKH top NYP student sponsorship award. Regina has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree of Science (Clinical Leadership) from Curtin University.

At Allium Care Suites, Regina leads infection control and prevention and is the secretariat for clinical governance, nurturing nursing excellence through clinical training.

SENIOR NURSE MANAGER
Naomi Chen

Naomi has 20 years of experience in intermediate and long-term care, with expertise cultivated during her tenure at the National Health Service (NHS) Trust UK, and various nursing homes in the United Kingdom and Singapore. Specialising in advanced wounds and pressure injury management, and advanced dementia care, Naomi received accolades including Nurse of the Year, Elder Homes, UK in 2014, the Nurses’ Merit Award and Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Silver in 2020.

Naomi graduated with a Diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Nursing Practice – Advanced Wounds Management (Hons), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Dementia Care Management from the University of Bradford, UK.

As the clinical lead for palliative care, dementia care, fall prevention and wound management at Allium Care Suites, her dedication and competencies ensure the seamless execution of high-quality, long-term care plans.

HEAD OF HOSPITALITY
Selina Lamsa

Selina has over 20 years of extensive experience in the airlines services, hospitality and healthcare sectors. She held senior and operational roles in luxury hotels including The Fullerton Hotel and Royal Plaza on Scotts before moving onto eldercare.

Selina was formerly the Head of Operations at Hovi Care Singapore, working with the nursing and recruitment departments to ensure the smooth flow of daily operations, and in the planning and implementation of new business initiatives.

She holds a Bachelor of Hospitality from Haaga-Helia University, Finland and received the Singapore Experience Award 2009 and Outstanding Employee of the Year 2000 during her tenure with hotels.

At Allium Healthcare, Selina will lead the hospitality team in continuous improvement of operation processes and service quality and plays a key role in coaching and nurturing the hospitality staff to deliver consistent, exceptional service.

SENIOR PRINCIPAL DIETITIAN
FOOD SERVICE FOR OLDER ADULTS SPECIALIST

Mary-ann Chiam

Mary-ann’s current responsibilities at Allium Healthcare include assessment of nutritional needs, development and implementation of nutrition programmes for our clients.

Mary-ann has 22 years of clinical knowledge of specialised dietetic products. She managed the Dietetics and Food Service Department, leading the team in promoting healthy, nutritious eating habits, and appropriate dietary modifications to the residents at Intermediate and Long-Term Care (ILTC) institutions.

As a Senior Dietitian at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) for nine years, Mary-ann led the Food Service Staff in continuous Quality Improvement projects. At Bright Vision Hospital, she led a team of 17 food service staff and 4 dietitians as the Principal Dietitian and Food Services Manager.

Mary-ann has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Deakin University and a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry. Notably, she is a member of Enterprise Spring Technical Committee on Nutrition for Older Adults.

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
ALLIED HEALTH COORDINATOR

Chalene Goh

Chalene brings 11 years of expertise in neurorehabilitation and cognitive rehabilitation, specialising in dementia care. Her experience includes cognitive stimulation therapy, behavioural modification, routine establishment, and advanced neurorehabilitation equipment usage.

Recognised with the Eastern Health Alliance (EHA) Caring award Silver (2014) and Gold (2016), Chalene holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Occupational Therapy and a Certificate in Understanding Dementia and Preventing Dementia from the University of Tasmania.

At Allium Healthcare, Chalene leads our allied health team, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based health services for both residents and daycare clients. Chalene has a pivotal role in realising rehabilitative goals and designing personalised plans to maintain and enhance cognitive abilities and upper limb functions.

PRINCIPAL PHSIOTHERAPIST
Marcus Tow

Marcus is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council and has a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) with Honours jointly awarded by the Singapore Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin. He has extensive experience in varied settings including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and rehabilitation centres, working across multiple specialities including neuro-rehabilitation, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopaedics, women’s health, palliative care and dementia care. A qualified supervisor with the Allied Health Professions Council, Marcus is also a chairperson of the Falls Prevention Committee.

At Allium Care Suites, Marcus manages a diverse group of clients and develops partnerships to meet their rehabilitation goals. He is additionally a clinical educator involved in training and developing staff competency.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Kang Ching Yee

Ching Yee joins us with 7 years of clinical experience, specialising in geriatric, post-surgery, orthopaedic, respiratory, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. With a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan, she was honoured at the Singapore Health Quality Service Awards in 2020.

At Allium Healthcare, Ching Yee has an integral role in active rehabilitation for our residents and daycare clients. Trained in trigger point dry needling, she has effectively incorporated this technique into our musculoskeletal rehabilitation interventions, promoting muscle function restoration, pain relief, and enhanced mobility and recovery.

MEDICAL DOCTOR
Dr Jason Tan
Dr Tan specialises in diagnosing and treating elderly clients with complex medical conditions. As the medical doctor at Allium Healthcare, he leads the provision of medical care in collaboration with the clinical team. He brings quality geriatric care to clients through the development of care plans, medication prescription and medication management review. He has more than 17 years of medical experience in Geriatric Medicine and Emergency Medicine in Changi General Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, St Andrew’s Community Hospital, Econ Healthcare and Red Cross Home. During his appointment at St Andrew’s Committee Hospital and Changi General Hospital, he led innovative programmes to improve care, spearheading the Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme, and chaired the Clinical Protocols Committee. Dr Tan received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and has a Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine and Post-Graduate in Palliative Medicine.