Peel Health Campus hosts surprise celebration for Mandurah couple
May 27, 2020
With COVID-19 restrictions dominating our lives, many people have missed out on festivities or been forced to find alternative ways to celebrate.
Mandurah couple Brian and Lorraine Woods are no exception.
The couple recently celebrated their 60th anniversary at Peel Health Campus (PHC) where Mr Woods was undergoing a procedure.
With COVID-19 restrictions in place, the Woods’ extended family were unable to celebrate with them.
So the couple were in for a surprise when staff at the hospital, which is part of Ramsay Health Care, presented them with a chocolate cake, flowers and balloons and organised a FaceTime party with their family.
When congratulated by the hospital CEO who presented the cake, Mr Woods commented on his 60 years of marriage saying– “it’s really easy – you just have to pick the right one”.
Mr Woods' daughter in law, Heather, thanked staff for organising “the party” saying the hospital had gone “above and beyond” to make sure the couple had a happy wedding anniversary.
Heather Woods, who is a nurse at another Perth hospital, praised PHC staff for their kindness saying the family were very impressed by their experience.
As a sign of their gratitude, the Woods family sent the hospital staff cupcakes and a thank you card.
“You are a true reflection of Ramsay Health Care’s values – People Caring for People,” Heather wrote in the card. “Your company, the patients and our profession are very lucky to have you.”
PHC Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Tome, said the hospital was delighted to help the couple celebrate.
“It was great to be able to help them celebrate,” Mr Tome said. “It has been a tough period for most people, including our patients and staff so we really enjoyed bringing some joy to their special day.”