World Nurses Day Celebrated with a Difference

Top Quote Orang Asli community surprised by free health services and goodies from Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur's nurses. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 13, 2011 - May 12 is recognized around the globe as World Nurses Day. Traditionally, this day is devoted to all nurses and they are feted with luncheons and gifts. They are recognized for their invaluable contributions to the society.
    However, this year World Nurses Day was celebrated with a difference by the nurses from Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur. They decided to mark the day through various charity acts.

    The nurses, led by the Nursing Director of Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, Chan Lai Hong, began their celebration with a visit to the Orang Asli community at Gombak.

    "World Nurses Day is significant to us nurses but it is just another day in the calendar where we nurses continue to contribute to the society. It does not mean we stop giving out on this day, and take a break. We want mark this day by reaching out to the underserved community," said Chan.

    The group of 40 nurses visited homes and gave out hampers and cash donations to the families. The nurses also gave talks on personal hygiene to the community at the Hospital Orang Asli Gombak.
    "Our community work does not stop here. We plan to give out aid to several groups of people, including underprivileged children, old folks and those who are sick in conjunction with World Nurses Day."
    Chan said that the management of Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and all nurses, sisters and matrons of the hospital chipped in with cash and kind donations, including clothes and food items for the Orang Asli community.

    This press release has been prepared for Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur by intelectasia™
    For more information, please contact:

    Ms Yasmin Farahanim/yasmin ( @ ) intelectasia dot com/012 4089 754

    About Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur
    Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur (a JCI) accredited hospital is one Malaysia's premier private healthcare providers. It commenced operations on 1 August 1996 and was officiated by the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed on 16 December 1997.Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur comprises a 330-bed tertiary care hospital and a separate Medical Office Building (MOB) which accommodates consultants of various specialties and sub-specialties for outpatient services. In 2006, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur was the proud recipient of the Technology Business Review Award for Holistic Patient Care and the Best Hospital Award at the Asia Spa Wellness Awards. In 2007, yet another milestone was achieved when Reader's Digest crowned Gleneagles Hospital as the Most Trusted Brand under the hospital category of the Trusted Brands Awards. The hospital also received Asian Hospital Management Award (Branding) in the same year. In 2009, it was awarded Branded Service Recognition Award and Health Industry Recognition Award. Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur has been officially accepted as an organizational member of International Standard on Quality (ISQua) in health care since May 2009. For more information about Gleneagles, please visit:

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