Providenciales, TCI, December 26, 2016 – Christmas Day in a hospital can be depressing. ‘Operation Gratitude’ was therefore launched to create a tremendously positive and touching experience. Many patients are away from family, friends and neighbors on this special day and it means so much to them to receive a gift.
Care packages stuffed with everyday essentials were distributed to patients on Christmas Day at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and Cockburn Town Medical Centre to spread good cheer across the hospital ward. Members of TCI Hospital Senior Management Team donned in red with Santa Claus at the Providenciales facility and Elves at the Grand Turk facility, visited each patient individually to hand-deliver the colorful baskets and offer a jovial season’s greetings.
Each patient also received a Christmas card along with sentimental, classic board games, like Bingo, Chess and Snakes and Ladders to encourage old fashioned quality time and laughter-filled conversation with their loved ones.
Gift baskets are also given to the first baby born on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, every year. Employees scheduled to work on these special public holiday’s including Boxing Day are equally treated with delicious complimentary lunches in addition to other annual staff-appreciation initiatives.