Patients in our community hospitals often stay for longer periods as they take time to rest, recuperate and rehabilitate. Apart from physical rehabilitation exercises, our patients are also kept occupied with meaningful activities that they enjoy in order to keep them engaged and enrich their stay.
Winnie Woon, Patient Activity Coordinator (PAC) with the Community Relations (CR) team at OCH, was about to wrap up patient activities for the day when she noticed Ong Po Choo, a patient in the ward, fiddling with a piece of paper. Curious about what Po Choo could be doing, Winnie approached her and noticed that she was using the food order form to fold a little paper rabbit.
Winnie excitedly explained, "When I noticed that she really enjoyed doing Origami in her free time, I passed her some Origami paper that she could use. As I also help to coordinate patient activities in the wards, I knew that there was an upcoming virtual origami session that the CR team was facilitating and arranged for Po Choo to attend. I think that was when Po Choo's interest in Origami really took off."
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