Tan Tock Seng Hospital to print out well-wishes & photos from loved ones to surprise warded patients

Visitors restricted for those still warded during this period.

Belmont Lay | May 07, 2021, 04:16 AM

Tan Tock Seng Hospital will be going the extra mile to surprise patients warded there.

In a Facebook post on May 6, the hospital wrote that it will be printing out photos and messages from loved ones to pass them on to those patients still warded there as a surprise.

This initiative comes as TTSH has emerged as Singapore's biggest active Covid-19 cluster, which effectively placed restrictions on visitors.

This development has also led to some of those who are already warded to remain in hospital for a lengthier stay.

TTSH wrote:

If you have a loved one or a friend warded here, we would like to help you surprise them with a favourite photo along with a message to cheer them up.

Drop us a private message and we’ll print them in-house. Our ward nurses will deliver it for you. Together, let’s bring a smile to their faces.

Well-wishes sent to hospital staff and patients

TTSH said in its post that it has received heartfelt messages from the public over the past ever since new Covid-19 cases emerged there.

TTSH wrote: "This reminds us that there’s nothing we cannot overcome if we keep our chin up, stay strong and stand together."

Unsolicited well-wishes poured in for TTSH

About a week earlier, in a Facebook post on April 30 to reassure the public that everything was being done to respond to the Covid-19 cases at the hospital, the public responded with messages of encouragement for the staff and patients for them to soldier on.

The unsolicited messages of encouragement ran into the hundreds on the Facebook post.

Gratitude for TTSH staff

Offline, some establishments have taken the initiative to provide TTSH staff with perks to express gratitude.

The public has also been urged not to discriminate against TTSH staff during this period.

Previously, Singaporeans took to clapping for healthcare workers en masse to show their appreciation.