For people who reside in long-term care facilities, or are staying at the hospital waiting for recovery, their birthdays can be a lonely time. Not only are they feeling left out of the festivities, they are also away from familiar faces and the comforts of their home. Even so, we have the power to bring a smile to their face with just a simple and sincere act. The management team of Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) has been keeping up to celebrate their patients’ birthdays in a cheerful surprise celebration.
Nicholas Chan, the Chief Executive Officer of PCSH, said “We hope that this simple act of ours would enable the patient to feel more at home and we strive to make the hospitalisation in PCSH not overshadow our patients’ special events like their birthdays. We will do our best to acknowledge their birthdays in order to cheer them up during their stay here.”
Loo Feh Kin, the Matron of PCSH added “Birthdays are happy occasions even though you are in a hospital. The celebration is rather a simple one but the patients are thrilled and this is what has kept us going with these surprises in our hospital.”