This might not sound as news, but the big heart that is behind it makes it newsworthy indeed.
The National Referral Hospital (NRH) is truly excited to open this week one of its, patient single room, that was recently refurbished and upgraded to self-contained room, with its own wash room and mini sitting lounge.
All works done without any cost to the hospital. Thanks to the Managing Director and Owner of the Pacific Casino Hotel Mr. Michael Leong who gladly came forward to offer assistance after learning of this specific need.
Speaking at a brief ceremony to mark the opening of the room and handing over of the keys, Head of Department, General Surgery, Dr Rooney Jagilly expressed his team’s sincere thanks and appreciation to Mr Leong and team and the contractor for the wonderful job done.
“Words cannot express how thankful we are especially with the completed job that is beyond our expectation and more importantly that it meets basic infection, prevention and control measures together with comfort and privacy”,
“Additionally the support received brings comfort to us, knowing that there are individuals in our community that have great heart for our hospital. So thank you Michael and your team for investing significant amount of resources into this work and the contractors whom have done the great job in just 2 months”, said Dr Jagilly
He also thanked the Executive Management of NRH for allowing work to be carried out in the ward and advise all ward staff to take good care of it as well as educate patients and their caregivers including visitors in that regard.
Medical Superintendent Dr Janella Solomon who also delivered remarks at the event expressed sincere thanks from the Executive Management of the hospital explaining that such work if carried out by the hospital itself would take some time due to the processes involved.
“As such, a very big thank you to all those whom have contributed towards the refurbishment of the patient single room which will contribute towards current efforts of the hospital to improve quality of care to its patients”, said Dr Solomon.
In his brief remarks, Mr Leong said that health is everyone’s business and therefore it was a great pleasure for him and his team including the contractor to have provided the support.
“A great pleasure indeed and we look forward to similar collaborations in the future in areas where we can support. We hope all patients who will be accommodated there and the staff taking of patient there will find comfort and healing”, said Mr. Leong.
This is not the first, Mr Leong have been supporting NRH with a number of initiatives and work around renovations and upgrade of the hospital in the past.
Dr George Malefoasi, Chief Executive Officer of NRH assured of continued work to improve existing wards of the hospital in the coming years including the ablution blocks, toilets and shower rooms.